Democrats focus on passing Covid relief bill after Trump’s acquittal
US Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat of New York, speaks during a press conference at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, January 6, 2021.
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With former President Donald Trump‘s second impeachment trial behind them, Democrats are moving to pass another coronavirus relief package within weeks.
The Senate on Saturday acquitted Trump of inciting an insurrection against the government after five days of proceedings. Both Democratic-held chambers of Congress and President Joe Biden will now turn their full attention to pushing a $1.9 trillion aid bill through before key unemployment programs expire on March 14.
On Tuesday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., told lawmakers to prepare to work through Feb. 26 and into the ensuing weekend in order to pass the relief bill. House Democratic Caucus Chair Hakeem Jeffries will …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]