Senators Deliver Remarks on the Senate Floor | LIVE

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SENATORS SPEAK ON CORONAVIRUS RELIEF BILL: Senators speak on the Senate floor as pressure mounts for them to pass President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
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Senate Dems have signaled that they hope to have a bill on Biden’s desk by mid-March, which is when many relief programs are set to expire. However the Senate version is unlikely to include an increase to the minimum wage, as the Senate parliamentarian has ruled that such a measure can’t be passed using ‘reconciliation,’ a procedural tactic to avoid a Republican filibuster.

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