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Senate Democrats Approve Budget Resolution, All Republicans Vote No

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Senate Democrats Approve Budget Resolution, All Republicans Vote No

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The Senate on Friday at the end of a marathon session narrowly approved a budget resolution aimed at ramming through President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief bill. The 51–50 vote was only possible because Vice President Kamala Harris used her tie-breaking ability as president of the Senate. Every Democrat senator voted for the resolution and every Republican voted against it. “I am so thankful that our caucus stayed together in unity. We had no choice given the problems facing America and the desire to move forward,” Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor in Washington after the vote. Schumer tried painting the work as bipartisan despite Republican support, noting that some of the flurry of amendments proposed overnight were adopted with backing from the GOP. “This was a giant first step, a step in concord, and we’re so grateful that President Biden put together a plan with …

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