Tag: vote-a-rama

Senator Departs for Family Funeral Amid Stimulus Bill Vote-a-Rama Session

Sen. Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) left Washington on Friday to his home state for a family funeral just as the Senate headed into an extended session during which Republicans could use his vote to amend the gargantuan $1.9 trillion COVID relief bill. “Due to the recent passing of his father-in-law, Senator Sullivan had to depart on…


Sanders Backs GOP Call for No Minimum Wage Hike During Pandemic

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) backed a Republican amendment blocking the raising of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour during the pandemic in Thursday’s late-night Senate “vote-a-rama” session, which involved consideration of multiple amendments to President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion pandemic relief bill. Following the nearly 15-hour long marathon session, the Senate approved a…