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Know Anyone Who Thinks Racial Profiling Is Exaggerated? Watch This, And Tell Me When Your Jaw Drops.

This video clearly demonstrates how racist America is as a country and how far we have to go to become a country that is civilized and actually values equal justice. We must not rest until this goal is achieved. I do not want my great grandchildren to live in a country like we have today. I wish for them to live in a country where differences of race and culture are not ignored but valued as a part of what makes America great.

Saturday, March 06, 2021

Senate approves $1.9 trillion stimulus bill - CNET

Senate approves $1.9 trillion stimulus bill

"Senators pull an all-nighter debating amendments to President Joe Biden's COVID-19 relief package.

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The US Senate has approved the $1.9 trillion stimulus package, which includes a third stimulus check -- of up to $1,400 -- and extended benefits for families and small businesses. The Senate voted Saturday after a reading of the entire 628-page bill on Thursday and a more than 24-hour voting session that started Friday and stretched overnight when the process got bogged down in debate over unemployment benefits.

Democrats voted down a series of Republican amendments during the marathon session, called a vote-a-rama, before approving the relief package by a 50-49 vote along party lines. Sen. Dan Sullivan, a Republican from Alaska, returned home to attend a family funeral and wasn't present for the final vote. 

Remarks made by the Senate majority and minority leaders before the vote underscored the partisan divide on the bill. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, Democrat from New York, said the bill "will deliver more help to more people than anything the federal government has done in decades." Minority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky, on the other hand, said the Senate "has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard way or through a less rigorous process."

On Friday, Senate Democrats made a key concession, agreeing to drop their bid to raise unemployment benefits to $400 a week. Under a deal struck with help from the White House, the Senate approved an amendment to extend jobless benefits through Sept. 6 at $300 a week. 

The reading and debate began only after Vice President Kamala Harris used her tie-breaking power in the Senate after a 50-50 vote on whether to proceed with the bill.

The next step will be for the two chambers to resolve their differences over the bill, before the House and Senate approve the final version and send it to President Joe Biden to sign into law."

Senate approves $1.9 trillion stimulus bill - CNET

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