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Democrats’ $1.9 trillion stimulus clears key House panel, now on course for floor vote within days

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The House Budget Committee approved the $1.9 trillion rescue plan on Monday afternoon, putting the Democratic proposal on course to receive a final floor vote toward the end of the week.

The 19-16 vote was mostly split along party lines. Every Republican on the panel opposed advancing the measure. 

“We are in a race against time,” Rep. John Yarmuth, chair of the budget panel, said in his opening statement. “Aggressive, bold action is needed before our nation is more deeply and permanently scarred by the human and economic costs of inaction.”

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