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Democrats Reach Deal On Unemployment Benefits; Vote-a-rama Begins

Senate Democrats struck a deal Friday evening to extend unemployment insurance in President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package after deliberating and halting other action for roughly nine hours. Sen. Joe Manchin (D-W.V.) finally supported Democrat’s proposal for emergency jobless benefits after hesitating to support an earlier version. Democrats will now …

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Senate Passes $1.9 trillion COVID Relief Resolution

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The Senate passed a budget resolution early Friday morning that sets up passage for President Biden‘s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal without any Republican votes. The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, came after an all-night marathon “vote-a-rama.” The “vote-a-rama” included 41 votes with dozens of amendments considered. …

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