US Senate passes budget plan to advance Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid aid package
February 05 2021 01:52 PM
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting alongside US Vice President Kamala Harris (L), with Senate De
US President Joe Biden hosts a meeting alongside US Vice President Kamala Harris (L), with Senate Democrats, including Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (R), as they meet about a Covid relief bill in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington, DC on February 3.

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The US Senate early on Friday passed a budget plan that would allow for passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package in coming weeks without Republican support.
Vice President Kamala Harris broke a 50-50 tie by casting a vote in favor of the Democratic measure, sending it to the House of Representatives for final approval.
Separate, more detailed legislation still would have to be crafted and passed to carry out Biden's coronavirus-relief bill, which also could provide more time for negotiations with Republicans.



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