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Senators worked throughout the night Friday into Saturday as the chamber considered various amendments to the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package, with a final vote expected later in the day.

The chamber is holding a marathon voting session known as a vote-a-rama, where any senator can force a vote on potential changes to the mammoth relief package. Democrats have rejected a series of proposed GOP changes to the bill.

The article goes on to state the following:

The Senate voted on 22 amendments or motions to alter the bill as of 8:15 a.m. on Saturday as the grueling session appeared to be taking its toll, with the vote-a-rama stretching past 20 hours.

During the night, Senate Health Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray (D-Wash.) shredded Sen. James Lankford’s (R-Okla.) over his amendment that would restrict publicly-funded abortions.

“It is frustrating but not at all surprising that in the middle of a pandemic, as we are working to get urgently needed relief to our families, to our small businesses and our communities across the country, some Republicans would rather spend time launching political attacks,” she said angrily.

Mitch McConnell tweeted in the early hours Saturday morning saying, “Democrats said they’d exploit COVID to ‘restructure things to fit our vision.’ Sure enough: Only 9% of their bill for the entire health fight. Only 1% for vaccines. All this borrowed money for a parade of unrelated policies that even left-wing experts say are badly targeted.”

Dick Durbin tweeted Saturday, “Presiding over the Senate as we work to pass President Biden’s Rescue Plan. No matter how long it takes, we will get this done.”

A few minutes before 2 A.M., Sen. Brian Schatz tweeted, “I don’t care how long it takes or if it’s inconvenient. We are about to pass one of the most popular and important pieces of federal legislation in decades. I’m a happy warrior.”

What they came away with was a party-line vote of 50-49 that would provide $300 per week unemployment payment through Sept. 6 and make the first $10,200 of benefits non-taxable for households that have an income below $150,000.

Democrats tried to put something together for hours on the proposal for unemployment benefits that all 50 Democrats could back. Ultimately the issue of raising the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour, was rejected.

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5 COMMENTS

  1. Don’t need stimulus at such great cost to our future and future generations. Take out the pork and give the money to American people and our infrastructure and not to fancy Nancy projects for junk and to foreign countries.

  2. I wish everyone would stop calling this a “Covid relief plan” or “American rescue plan”, because it isn’t either. It’s a Democratic Christmas tree that at it’s core is the battering ram to the very foundation of our country. The DCT has less than 9% of nearly 2 trillion dollars to anything related to Covid. It’s a disgusting overreach that’s all Americans are being forced to pay for.

  3. Until 99% of the money goes to Covid relief, no bill should be passed! Enough of the greatest heist on the US Citizens ever perpetrated!

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