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Senate opens debate on pandemic relief package

The Senate is moving forward with debate on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package approved by the House last week after a Thursday vote that had Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie at 51-50. Several changes intended to solidify Democrats' support, including setting an individual income cap of $80,000 for direct payments to Americans, are part of a compromise package, and lawmakers are expected to debate more changes in the final stage of deliberations.

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