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WATCH LIVE: Senate votes on COVID-19 relief bill after 25 hours in session

1 month ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Bleary-eyed lawmakers worked through a mountain of amendments Saturday as the Senate plodded toward passage of a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill that President Joe Biden and Democrats say is crucial for hoisting the country out of the pandemic.
The Senate commenced a dreaded “vote-a-thon” - a continuous series of votes on amendments - shortly before midnight Friday, and by midmorning Saturday had dispensed with over two dozen. Democrats were hoping for final passage by around midday so the Senate could send the modestly revamped bill back to the House, and then to Biden...
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Senate shatters record with longest vote in history as Democrats negotiated the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

Senate shatters record with longest vote in history as Democrats negotiated the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill

1 month ago   |   By Business Insider

Summary List Placement While Senators were anticipating a frenzied day on Friday as Democrats sought to push through their $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, a vote on a minimum wage amendment actually became the longest recorded Senate vote in modern history, according to The Hill .
The Senate commenced voting at 11:03 a.m. on Friday on a amendment offered by Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont to raise the minimum wage from the current $7.25 federal rate to $15.
The vote was officially closed at 10:53 p.m., meaning it was held open by Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer of New York for...
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Senate Moves Forward With Vote On COVID-19 Relief Bill

Senate Moves Forward With Vote On COVID-19 Relief Bill

1 month ago   |   By NPR

The Senate is voting on changes to the Biden administration's pandemic aid bill after a long delay Friday caused by a disagreement over unemployment benefits.
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