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Senate expected to begin debate on COVID relief bill

Posted at 7:50 AM, Mar 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-04 10:56:08-05

Thursday the Senate is expected to begin debate on the COVID relief bill.

Lawmakers remain split along party lines.

Senators now want to use the Budget Reconciliation Process to get the legislation passed.

That means the limit on the amount of time allowed for debate is 20 hours.

An entirely partisan vote would allow Vice President Kamala Harris to break the tie.

Democratic senators hope to vote on the legislation by the end of the week.