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Senate begins consideration of Democrats' $1.9T virus relief bill

The vote in the Senate was 51-50 to proceed to the Covid relief bill, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaking vote.

Posted: Mar 4, 2021 1:17 PM
Updated: Mar 4, 2021 4:57 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) - The Senate has voted to begin debating a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

Democrats have made eleventh-hour changes in the measure aimed at ensuring they can pull President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority through the precariously divided chamber.

Democrats hope for Senate approval of the package before next week. That would give the House time to sign off on it and get the measure to Biden quickly.

They are encountering stiff opposition from Republicans arguing that the measure’s massive price tag ignores promising signs that the pandemic and wounded economy are turning around.

(Copyright 2021 The Associated Press)

* The vote in the Senate was 51-50 to proceed to the Covid relief bill, with Vice President Kamala Harris providing the tie-breaking vote. This vote means the Senate will officially start the process of considering the bill.

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