March 5, 2021 Covid-19 stimulus bill updates

WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 05: Sen. John Cornyn (R) (R-TX) talks with Sen. Joe Manchin (D-WV) while walking to the U.S. Senate chamber for a vote March 05, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate continues to debate the latest COVID-19 relief bill.  (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)
Axelrod breaks down Manchin's surprising move
02:54 - Source: CNN

What you need to know

  • A deal about the path forward on the Covid-19 stimulus bill is coming soon, after being at a standstill for hours, a source says.
  • Moderate Democrat Sen. Joe Manchin stalled the passage as Republicans urged him to support a less generous unemployment benefits plan.
  • If the bill passes, it will have to go back to the House before Biden can sign it into law because it has undergone major changes in the Senate after the House passed it last week.

The Senate is voting into Saturday morning, follow our live coverage of the vote here.

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