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Jobless aid, direct checks in play as U.S. Senate nears vote on COVID-19 aid bill

Posted on AllSides March 3rd, 2021
From The Center
coronavirus, stimulus checks

The U.S. Senate is expected to vote as early as Wednesday on whether to move forward on President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, an action that would set up a final Senate vote on passage for later this week.

The 100-seat chamber, which is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, is due to consider a motion to begin 20 hours of debate on the sweeping legislation, according to a Senate Democratic aide. A vote to proceed could be an early indicator of how much Republican opposition the package...

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