The New Paper

March 5, 2021

The New Paper Weekly Recap: Politics

  • The House approved the new $1.9T coronavirus relief bill on Saturday (219-212) in a near party-line vote. The legislation now moves to the Senate (3/1)
  • Former President Trump delivered a 90-minute speech on the final day of the Conservative Political Action Conference (3/1)
  • The Senate confirmed Miguel Cardona as Secretary of Education (64-33) (3/2)
  • Neera Tanden withdrew her nomination for Director of the Office of Management and Budget amid pushback during Senat confirmation (3/3)
  • The House passed a sweeping new election bill (220-210) in a near party-line vote, though the legislation is not expected to pass in the Senate (3/4)
  • The Senate voted 51-50 to take up the new $1.9T coronavirus relief package, setting the stage for debate to begin today (3/5)
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