Senate braces for 'God-awful,' 'stupid' session ahead of COVID-19 relief vote Senators on Friday are bracing for an hours-long marathon session as Democrats race to pass a sweeping coronavirus relief bill. Senate votes to open debate on Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief billThe Senate prepared Thursday for an arduous grind to the finish line on President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill, as Democratic leaders and the Biden administration negotiated last-minute changes to ensure support from moderate Democrats Covid relief bill held up in Senate as Capitol Police say National Guard must stay - follow liveFollow live updates on the latest in US politics Jobless aid, direct checks could get trimmed as U.S. Senate takes up COVID-19 aid billThe U.S. Senate is expected to take up President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package on Wednesday, with fellow Democrats seeking to advance key priorities and jettison aspects that have drawn unflattering scrutiny. House passes Joe Biden's COVID relief bill with $1,400 stimulus checks, legislation heads to SenatePresident Joe Biden's COVID-19 stimulus plan now heads to the Senate after a Democratically-controlled House passed the package early Saturday. Senate Democrats advance the $1.9 trillion stimulus plan, clearing hurdle as they finalize changes to legislationDemocrats advancing the stimulus kicks off a marathon debate that will likely push final Senate passage of the relief bill into the weekend. Sen. Johnson to force 600-page COVID-19 bill to be read out loud before voteRepublican Sen. Ron Johnson will force the Senate to read the more than 600-page coronavirus relief bill, delaying a vote on the stimulus package and President Biden’s first address to Congre… Kamala Harris breaks tie as Senate proceeds with lengthy debate on COVID relief billSen. Ron Johnson is forcing the Senate clerks to read the 600+ page bill aloud.