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Senate Passes $1.9 Trillion COVID Aid Bill After Marathon Session

New York Post

The Senate on Saturday passed the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill on a party-line vote, ending a marathon session lasting nearly 26 hours.

The American Rescue Plan Act passed 50-49 at 12:25 p.m. in the evenly divided chamber due to the absence of one Republican, Alaska Sen. Dan Sullivan, who flew home Friday after the death of his father-in-law.

Sullivan’s departure meant there was no need for Vice President Kamala Harris to cast a tie-breaker vote to gain the Democratic victory.

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