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The Senate approves a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, drawing another step closer to final passage after turbulent stretch of voting

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The Senate approved the $1.9 trillion stimulus legislation on Saturday morning, putting Democrats another step closer to locking down President Joe Biden’s first legislative achievement after a marathon period of voting. The economic aid package heads back to the House for final approval.

Republicans were united in their opposition in the 50-49 party-line vote. Sen. Dan Sullivan of Alaska was the lone Republican absent since he announced he had to fly home for a funeral on Friday.

The final vote ended a turbulent “vote-a-rama” that saw lawmakers bulldoze through at least 25 amendments into details ⇒

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