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Schumer: Canceling $50k student debt ‘makes sense’ even if it doesn’t help those who paid off loans

Nicholas Ballasy
Just the News

March 15, 2021

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says that canceling $50,000 of student loan debt “makes sense” even if it won’t apply to borrowers who recently paid off their loans instead of buying their first home or using that money elsewhere. 

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Harris casts Senate tie-breaker, paving way for Democrats’ $1.9T COVID relief bill

Joseph Weber
Just the News
February 5, 2021

Vice President Kamala Harris early Friday morning cast the tie-breaking vote in the 50-50 Senate that gives final passage to a budget resolution measure that will allow Democrats to pass a $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill without GOP support.  

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Trump signs COVID-19 relief bill with $600 stimulus checks

Steven Nelson
Tamar Lapin
New York Post

December 27, 2020

President Trump on Sunday signed a $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government funding bill that includes $600 stimulus checks for most Americans, after refusing to accept the deal for days.

The nearly 5,600-page bill passed the House and Senate by overwhelming margins Monday night, just hours after its text was released.

Trump signed it several days after saying the legislation was a “disgrace” and calling on Congress to up the relief payments to $2,000 and scale back spending. 

In a statement Sunday night, the president said he would ask for millions of dollars in spending to be removed from the bill. 

“I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed,” Trump said.

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