The U.S. Senate has passed the massive $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. The final vote tally was 50-49.
And there it is.
After 25+ hours of debate, the Senate passes the American Rescue Plan on a party-line vote of 50-49. pic.twitter.com/ZBn7RMmXQn
— The Recount (@therecount) March 6, 2021
“In a 50-49 vote, the Senate passed a massive Covid relief bill that includes weekly $300 unemployment checks, $1,400 stimulus checks and no change to the federal minimum wage,” CBS reported.
Louisiana Senator John Kennedy recently blasted the bill as an “orgy of pork.”
“The only way I know how to improve it is with a shredder. It’s not even a coronavirus bill.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) March 4, 2021
“The only way I know how to improve it is with a shredder,” Kennedy said in an interview with Fox News. “It’s not even a coronavirus bill. Calling this a coronavirus bill is like calling Harvey Weinstein a feminist. It’s chock-full of spending porn.”
Sen. Ron Johnson had attempted to slow the bill down by making the Senate clerk read the entire 500-plus-page bill, which took over 10 hours.
The COVID relief bill just passed by the Senate will cost Americans over $3 billion per page.
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Author: Kyle Becker