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Senate Democrats weigh merging coronavirus relief and infrastructure into a massive multi-trillion-dollar package that could pass without GOP votes

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Senate Democrats are weighing whether to combine an infrastructure bill and coronavirus relief legislation into a single, massive multi-trillion-dollar package that could pass without Republican votes, two Democratic aides familiar with the discussions tell Insider. 

The ongoing talks reflect a desire among Democrats to swiftly capitalize on their new Senate majority with President-elect Joe Biden set to assume office in less than a week. They are poised to control both chambers of Congress and the White House for the first time in a decade — and it could pave the way for renewed legislative efforts details ⇒

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