House of Representatives accelerates approval process for economic aid package

The Democratic-controlled House of Representatives approved on Wednesday a roughly drafted budget plan that will allow lawmakers in both houses of Congress to pass President Joe Biden’s proposed $ 1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan. This can be done without the support of the Republicans.

The budget plan allows Democrats to pass an economic aid package in the Senate with a simple 51-vote majority in the Senate, rather than the 60 votes needed to pass most of the legislation in the 100-seat upper house of Congress.

The document, passed today by the House of Representatives, will allow Democrats to pass the law, even if all 50 Republicans oppose it. On the side of the Democrats is Vice President Kamala Harris, who has the right to bring a casting vote in voting when opinions in the Senate are divided in half.

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