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House Passes Budget Resolution to Set up Partisan Vote on CCP Virus Package

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House Passes Budget Resolution to Set up Partisan Vote on CCP Virus Package

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The House of Representatives on Wednesday passed a budget resolution that lets Congress pass President Joe Biden’s CCP virus relief package without Republican backing. The 218-212 vote was entirely along party lines, except for two Democrats, Reps. Ed Case (D-Hawaii) and Jared Golden (D-Maine), who sided with Republicans against the resolution. Rep. Ron Wright (R-Texas) missed the vote. Democrats hold majorities in both the House and the Senate, enabling them to use budgetary measures to push the relief package through without any GOP votes. Biden met with a group of Republicans at the White House on Monday to discuss his proposal and a competing one they’ve put forth. Many Republicans feel Biden’s $1.9 trillion package is much too large, especially coming on the heels of the $900 billion COVID-19 response bill Congress passed and then-President Donald Trump signed in December 2020. Their relief bill comes in at $618 billion. COVID-19 …

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