The Senate votes to proceed on the American Rescue Plan, 51-50. Vice President Kamala Harris continues to make history, casting the tie-breaking vote:
‘The Vice President votes in the affirmative.’
Harris breaks Senate tie to begin debate on coronavirus relief package
The Senate has approved the motion to begin debate on the $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief package.
Vice-President Kamala Harris was forced to cast the tie-breaking 51st vote on the measure, after the evenly divided Senate deadlocked 50-50 on whether to take up the bill.
This is the Vice President’s third tie-breaking vote.