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Why the House split the coronavirus and omnibus package into two votes, and what it may mean for next Congress

Posted on AllSides December 22nd, 2020
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The House of Representatives, in what could be a foreshadowing of things to come in the next Congress, split the coronavirus relief and government funding legislation passed Monday into two separate votes -- allowing members to vote against the part that included military and Homeland Security funding without putting the package carrying the economic stimulus money in jeopardy.

The successive votes Monday night both passed. The government funding package which included defense spending and money for enforcing immigration laws passed 327-85, with 41 Democrats and 43 Republicans voting against it....

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