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Senate braces for 'God-awful,' 'stupid' session ahead of COVID-19 relief vote

Added 03-05-21 09:57:03am EST - “Senators on Friday are bracing for an hours-long marathon session as Democrats race to pass a sweeping coronavirus relief bill.?” - Thehill.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thehill.com: “Senate braces for 'God-awful,' 'stupid' session ahead of COVID-19 relief vote”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Senators on Friday are bracing for an hours-long marathon session as Democrats race to pass a sweeping coronavirus relief bill. 

The Senate will start vote-a-rama at noon, a free-wheeling session where any senator will be able to force a vote on a potential change to the nearly $1.9 trillion bill. 

“This ... is a chaotic process to start with, and it’s certainly working out that way,” said Sen. John ThuneJohn Randolph ThuneRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating many Rick Scott caught in middle of opposing GOP factions Democrats cut deals to bolster support for relief bill MORE (R-S.D.). 

Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinWhat's worse, violence on the left or the right? It's a dangerous question Garland's AG nomination delayed by GOP roadblocks National Sheriffs' Association backs Biden pick for key DOJ role MORE (D-Ill.) described the hectic session as “god-awful” and dilatory given that Senate Democrats are expected to have the votes to pass the coronavirus bill — it’s just a question of when.

“It will come to an end. I don['t know if it will be one day or five days. ... It’s a total waste of time. I wish we could change it,” Durbin said.

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