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Senate clears path for $1.9T package including rent relief

1 month ago   |   By The Real Deal New York

The Senate approved a budget bill that sets the stage for passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion relief package. The late-night vote was 51 to 50 along party lines, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, although a number of Republican amendments were added, the Washington Post reported. The bill includes $25 billion in rent relief, added to the $25 billion already passed by Congress in December, as well as $5 billion to
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Senate approves budget bill as Harris casts tie-breaker vote

1 month ago   |   By My Sanantonio

WASHINGTON - The Senate early Friday approved a budget resolution that's a key step toward fast-track passage of President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan without support from Republicans. Vice President Kamala Harris was in the chair to cast the tie-breaking vote, her first.
Democrats in the chamber applauded after Harris announced the 51-50 vote at around 5:30 a.m. The action came after a grueling all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the contours of the eventual COVID-19 aid bill.
The budget now returns to the House, where it will have...
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After 'Vote-a-Rama,' Harris Breaks Tie on Budget Bill

After 'Vote-a-Rama,' Harris Breaks Tie on Budget Bill

1 month ago   |   By Newser

After a freewheeling 15-hour "vote-a-rama," Vice President Kamala Harris used her vote to break a 50-50 Senate tie and clear the way for President Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID relief plan early Friday. The budget resolution will allow Democrats to bypass the filibuster and get the relief package through the...
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