Senate takes up COVID-19 relief package as GOP aims to block passage


By Allison Pecorin
Picture Courtesy: abc News
Picture Courtesy: abc News

The Senate began its consideration of the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill Thursday, but before voting on President Joe Biden's signature legislation, Republicans who claim the bill is massive and won't address issues related to the pandemic have set the stage for a lengthy series of procedural measures designed to slow down momentum.

Democrats are projecting that they will hold together and vote unanimously in favor of the aid after Biden made concessions to appease the moderates. If they stick together, there's little the GOP can do to prevent it from passing in the evenly divided Senate.

Publish : 2021-03-05 12:59:00

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