Finally, this monrning after way-too-much bullshit:
Leahy announces the Covid relief bill has passed, and a round of applause ensues pic.twitter.com/3N4JO4WWdH
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 6, 2021
Details via The Washington Post just a bit ago:
The Senate approved a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan on Saturday, as Democrats muscled through a marathon debate — and overcame dissent from moderates within their own ranks — to move one step closer to delivering President Biden his first legislative victory.
Democrats voted to adopt the bill without any Republican support after a roughly 24-hour, around-the-clock session, though it will now fall to the House to consider the sweeping package once again before it can become law and any of the aid can be dispersed.
The relief measure includes a new round of up-to $1,400 stimulus checks for millions of Americans, $350 billion for cash-strapped cities and states, $130 billion for schools, and other sizable sums for a wide array of programs including food assistance, rental relief and coronavirus vaccine distribution.
The bill also authorizes an additional $300-per-week in unemployment payments until early September, trimming the amount that House Democrats initially had approved earlier in the month.
The House is still expected to pass the Senate’s bill quickly, teeing it up for Biden to sign in a matter of days.
At least we finally get a major win for Biden and company, and hopefully there’s no further snags in getting the ‘relief’ to the people who need it — US.
“Five Year Plans and New Deals, wrapped in golden chains,” and soon:
“Heard the singers playin’, how we cheered for more
The crowd had rushed together, tryin’ to keep warm
Still the rain kept pourin’, fallin’ on my ears
And I wonder, still I wonder, who’ll stop the rain?“
(Illustration found here).