The Senate voted to advance a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, which includes direct payments to families and extends enhanced unemployment benefits, but it could be a long slog before there is a final vote. The vote was 51-50, with Vice President Kamala Harris voting in favor to break a tie. The Senate, though, is in for a marathon of a session. In an effort to delay passage of the legislation, Sen. Ron Johnson (R-WI) insisted that the 628-page bill be read in its entirety, a process that may take up to 10 hours. Then the Senate faces a process where members can offer amendments for a vote, a lengthy proceeding known as "vote-a-rama." NEW: Senate votes 51-50 to proceed on the $1.9T Covid relief bill, with VP Harris breaking the tie, officially starting consideration of the bill. pic.twitter.com/2dqoOA8HbG — NBC News (@NBCNews) March 4, 2021 The House last week passed the legislation i n a narrow 219-212 vote, with no Republicans in support Related Story White House To Withdraw Nomination Of Neera Tanden To Lead Office Of Management And Budget If the bill passes, it will be President Joe Biden 's first major legislative accomplishment. Although he signaled a… Read full this story
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