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Obama congratulates Biden on Senate passage of his relief bill

Former President Barack Obama on Saturday congratulated President Joe Biden on the successful passage of the Covid-19 relief bill through the Senate, the administration's top legislative priority as millions of Americans continue to struggle financially amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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Joe Manchin stalls Democrats' Covid relief push for hours

The Senate is bracing for a series of politically tough amendment votes Friday that could stretch late into the night and into the early hours of Saturday, the last major hurdle senators face before voting on President Joe Biden's sweeping pandemic relief bill, even as lawmakers are still planning to make changes to the legislation.

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Opinion: The most important exception the Senate can make

Senators who vehemently defend the Senate's 60-vote threshold for legislation are nonetheless about to accept a simple majority of 51 votes when they decide on the Covid-19 relief bill currently being debated. That paradox is made possible through an exception to the filibuster for fiscal measures known as "reconciliation."

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Opinion: Democrats might regret this bill

The US Senate is expected to pass a $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill in the coming days before it heads to President Joe Biden's desk to be signed into law. This may seem like a major win for the new administration and congressional Democrats, but it's actually a Pyrrhic victory -- one that they may come to regret in the weeks and months ahead.

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Senate gears up for marathon effort in push for Covid relief

The Senate is bracing for a marathon effort and a late night of voting on amendments before lawmakers take a final vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill -- it's just not yet clear exactly when that will take place.

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