Senate passes $1.9 trillion COVID relief resolution after all-night "vote-a-rama"

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The Senate passed a budget resolution very early Friday morning, a key step for the Democratic-controlled Congress to pass President Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief proposal without any Republican votes. The 51-50 vote, with Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie, came after an all-night marathon “vote-a-arama.”

The “vote-a-rama” included 41 votes with dozens of amendments considered. Harris cast her first tie-breaking votes as vice president, allowing the resolution to finally pass shortly before 6 a.m. with support from all 50 Democratic senators.

The Senate voted to reject a major…

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