The New Paper

March 5, 2021

Senate votes to take up coronavirus relief bill, setting stage for debate

The Senate voted 51-50 to take up the new $1.9T coronavirus relief package, setting the stage for debate to begin today. The House passed a version of the bill along party lines last weekend, and the Senate is expected to pass its own version (including certain changes such as removing a minimum wage increase) before it goes back to the House and then to President Biden for final signature.

Extra: Vice President Harris cast the tie-breaking vote in yesterday’s proceedings after the Senate voted along party lines.
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