Democrats forged ahead with President Joe Biden’s $1.9trn coronavirus relief plan early on Saturday, holding back Republican attempts to modify the package.
With Republicans united in opposition, Democrats who narrowly control the chamber must keep all 50 of their members on board in order to pass the package, as they hope to do this weekend.
During the marathon Senate session, which had begun the prior day, progress ground to a halt for more than 11 hours as Democrats negotiated a compromise on unemployment benefits to satisfy centrists.
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