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WASHINGTON, March 5 (Reuters) – The US Senate began voting on President Joe Biden’s $ 1.9 trillion financial aid package, but discussions on the package were delayed until the full text of the 628-page bill was read out in the Senate.
After the vote, Democrat Vice President Kamala Harris brought the equality of the vote to 51 to 50, it became clear that the Democrats could get little support from the Republicans.
Voting for the last episode has been postponed to the end of the week. Republicans, who were expected to refer to procedural numbers to extend the process, forced Senate officers to read the full text of the bill. This process is expected to take up to 10 hours.
Democrats, who cannot afford to lose even one vote, made minor changes to the bill to ensure that all 50 Democratic senators support the bill. Democrats stated that smaller states in the United States would receive more aid and fund infrastructure projects.
However, efforts by some senators to change the provisional federal unemployment payment support failed. The bill still includes a $ 400 weekly payment plan prepared by the House of Representatives.
Translated by: Oben Mumcuoglu
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