Headline RoundupFebruary 5th, 2021

Democrats Set to Advance Pandemic Relief Bill as Congress Approves Budget

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The House voted 219-209 Friday to approve a budget resolution that will help advance the Biden administration's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package. The Senate voted 51-50 early Friday morning to pass the measure; Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote. The moves are a part of the budget reconciliation process, which allows lawmakers to approve and advance budget-related legislation by a simple majority rather than with the 60 Senate votes usually needed. Some left-rated sources highlighted Harris making her first tie-breaking vote in the Senate, and the dozens of other measures voted on during the Senate's all-night session. Many reports from right-rated sources focused on how budget reconciliation will overrule dissent from Republicans, and on President Biden's willingness to move forward without Republican support.

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