The US Senate concluded a marathon voting session on Saturday, passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill 50-49. The vote wrapped up a days-long process of debate and deliberation over the relief package. The measure now returns to the House of Representatives for another vote.
And there it is.
After 25+ hours of debate, the Senate passes the American Rescue Plan on a party-line vote of 50-49. pic.twitter.com/ZBn7RMmXQn
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$1.9 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Bill Includes:
—$1,400 stimulus checks
—$300-a-week jobless benefits
—Child allowance up to $3,600
—$350 billion state/local aid
—$34 billion for ACA subsidies
—$14 billion vaccine distribution
—100% COBRA subsidies
The Senate finally passed their amended version of the American Rescue Plan, after 25+ hours of debate and a grueling vote-a-rama. Vice President Kamala Harris did not have to travel to the Capitol to break a tie, as GOP Sen. Dan Sullivan had to leave for a family emergency.