Senate to take up $1.9 trillion aid bill

CQ Budget, Ep. 192

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is one of the few Senate Democrats who doesn't support including an increase in the minimum wage in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W. Va., is one of the few Senate Democrats who doesn't support including an increase in the minimum wage in President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted March 2, 2021 at 11:49am

Now that the House has passed President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill, the Senate will take it up this week in what is likely to be a party-line vote. But the Senate may make changes to the bill, such as scrapping an increase to a $15 minimum wage and shifting $350 billion for states and localities. CQ Roll Call’s Jennifer Shutt and David Lerman break down the latest on the bill and look ahead to the upcoming vote-a-rama in the Senate.

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