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Dems Play COVID Roulette To Pass Budget-Busting Bill

Joe Manchin and Chuck Schumer

At a glance

  • Senate Democrats are using a “Don’t Test, Don’t Tell” policy this weekend to pass the Schumer-Manchin spend-a-thon.
  • With the Senate evenly divided, they’re concerned about losing votes should a senator contract COVID-19.
  • “They’re not going to delay it if a member has gotten COVID,” said a senior Senate aide.


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