NBC News reports:
The Senate passed a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package Saturday, capping off a marathon overnight session after Democrats resolved internal clashes that threatened to derail President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority.
The far-reaching legislation includes $1,400 stimulus checks, $300-per-week jobless benefits through the summer, a child allowance of up to $3,600 for one year, $350 billion for state aid, $34 billion to expand Affordable Care Act subsidies and $14 billion for vaccine distribution.
The final vote was 50-49 along party lines, with every Republican voting “no.” It came after Democrats voted down a swath of Republican amendments on repeated votes of 50-49 to avoid disrupting the delicate agreement between progressive and moderate senators.
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BREAKING: Senate passes $1.9 trillion Covid relief bill, including $1,400 stimulus checks, with no Republican support.
The House must pass the amended legislation before it heads to President Joe Biden for his signature: @NBCNews https://t.co/pN0ecdwuj8
— Shomari Stone (@shomaristone) March 6, 2021
Hoyer: “On Tuesday, the House will consider the Senate’s amended version of the American Rescue Plan, so that we can send this bill to President Biden for his signature early next week.”
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) March 6, 2021
CNN’s Manu Raju popped into the Senate chamber and said members were bleary-eyed, staring blankly into space, on their iPads and phones and chit-chatting with their neighbors.
He said members look exhausted and ready to move on. https://t.co/ic43ssmJPi
— CNN (@CNN) March 6, 2021