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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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