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Senate Votes to Clear Way for $1,400 Stimulus Checks

The U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution to allow passage of President Joe Biden's coronavirus stimulus bill.

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The US Senate passed a budget resolution paving the way for Congress to approve President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion stimulus bill.

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The resolution allows Democrats to pass the stimulus bill without GOP support, but compromises are still being sought with Republican senators. On one bipartisan proposal, senators voted 99-1 in favor of excluding wealthier households from receiving stimulus checks. U.S. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., cast the only no vote. Biden is pushing for $1,400 stimulus checks, while Republicans want $1,000. 

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