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LIVE UPDATES: Senate's $1.9T COVID bill debate continues ahead of vote-a-rama

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The Senate was debating the $1.9 trillion COVID relief proposal, ahead of an expected vote-a-rama to begin midday Friday.

Both Democrats and Republicans are giving speeches on the Senate floor.

Sen. Bernie Sanders. I-Vt., is expected to introduce a proposal to keep $15 minimum wage hike in the legislation.

Fast Facts

    • Vice President Kamala Harris cast the tie-breaking vote to launch a debate.
    • Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wis., then requested the entire 628-page legislation be read aloud by the Senate clerks, which took over 10 hours.

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