The Senate is now voting on whether to begin debate on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
The measure needs a simple majority to pass, and it is expected to be approved in a party-line vote.
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NOW VOTING: Motion to proceed to H.R.1319, FY2021 Budget Reconciliation.
Once the chamber votes to take up the bill, Republican Senator Ron Johnson is expected to ask Senate clerks to read the full text of the bill aloud, which could take around 10 hours.
The Senate will then proceed to a “vote-a-rama,” during which senators can introduce amendments to the bill. Republicans are expected to introduce many amendments, most of which will fail, in order to delay the final vote on the package.