Senate votes to kick off debate over $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill
Washington — The Senate voted to proceed to debate over President Biden’s 628-page bill enjoys support from all 50 Senate Democrats, but Republicans are aiming to make its passage as difficult as possible by forcing votes on a dozens of amendments in a grueling process that could extend into the weekend.on Thursday, kicking of a flurry of activity aimed at getting a final bill to the president’s desk before several key relief programs expire on March 14. The
The so-called “vote-a-rama” will serve as a test of the ability of newly minted Senate Majority Chuck Schumer to keep his caucus in line.
A vote on the motion to proceed to 20 hours of debate succeeded in a party-line vote on Thursday afternoon, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the 50-50 tie. Senator Lisa Murkowski, a Republican …continued .
[Source: CBS News]