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Senate begins ‘vote-a-rama’ to advance Democrats’ sweeping health and climate bill
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Senate begins ‘vote-a-rama’ to advance Democrats’ sweeping health and climate bill

The package is the product of painstaking negotiations and will give Democrats a chance to achieve major policy objectives ahead of the upcoming midterm elections. Senate Democrats are using a special process to pass the package without Republican votes. Once the legislation has passed in the Senate, it would next need to be approved by the House of Representatives before President Joe Biden could sign it into law. What happens next Following the procedural vote to proceed to the bill, the Senate entered debate before moving into the "vote-a-rama." The marathon series of amendment votes with no time limit must run its course before a final vote can take place. Republicans can use the "vote-a-rama" to put Democrats on the spot and force politically tough votes, and votes on contentious p...