The New Paper

February 8, 2021

Congress approves budget resolution along party lines

The House and Senate passed a budget resolution along party lines last week, paving the way for lawmakers to implement President Biden’s $1.9T coronavirus relief proposal. While details of the package are still being negotiated, passing it through the budget reconciliation process would allow the Senate to approve it with a simple majority.  

Extra: The Senate was evenly split (50-50) during the proceedings last week, prompting Vice President Kamala Harris to cast her first “tie-breaking” vote.
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