Democrats vote to support teachers with mommy issues. The "vote-a-rama" in the Senate that started at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday concluded shortly before 6 a.m. Friday after a marathon process in which Republicans forced Democrats to take votes on tough issues for more than 15 hours.
The Senate adopted a budget resolution for coronavirus relief 51-50 with Vice President Harris casting the tie-breaking vote. It's not a final bill, but allows the Senate to proceed toward a final bill under the budget reconciliation rules, which would let Democrats pass a coronavirus stimulus plan by going around a GOP filibuster as long as their caucus remains united.
Some highlights. Senate Democrats voting against withholding COVID relief money from schools that don’t reopen after their teachers are vaccinated and most Senate Democrats voting against prohibiting illegal immigrants from receiving stimulus checks show “just how partisan and radical the Democrats in Joe Biden’s Washington are governing right now.” Cotton said, “50 Democrats just voted against withholding COVID relief money from schools that don’t reopen, even after their teachers are vaccinated. Another 50 voted against denying money to cities and counties that don’t cooperate with immigration enforcement. 42 out of 50 Democrats voted to give stimulus checks to illegal aliens. It goes to show just how partisan and radical the Democrats in Joe Biden’s Washington are governing right now.”