Tag Archives: Senate

Senate nears relief bill votes after half-day GOP delay

WASHINGTON — The Senate steered toward a voting marathon on Democrats’ $ 1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill on Friday after enduring an extraordinary half-day holdup forced by a Republican foe of President Joe Biden’s top legislative priority. The chamber planned to begin voting around midday on a mountain of amendments, mostly by GOP opponents and… Read More »

Senate to vote on $500 billion GOP coronavirus stimulus bill Wednesday

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 10, 2020. Joshua Roberts | Reuters The Senate will vote on a $ 500 billion coronavirus stimulus bill on Wednesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Saturday, as a larger bipartisan deal remains elusive despite continued talks between top… Read More »