Senate Democrats are facing an early stress test of their fragile majority as they try to pass a massive coronavirus bill this week. President Biden Joe Biden Intercept bureau chief: minimum wage was not ‘high priority’ for Biden in COVID-19 relief South Carolina Senate adds firing squad as alternative execution method Obama alum Seth Harris to serve as Biden labor adviser: report MORE and Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer Chuck Schumer A Biden stumble on China? First Black secretary of Senate sworn in Republican Ohio Senate candidate calls on GOP rep to resign over impeachment vote MORE (D-N.Y.) need the support of every member in the caucus to get the bill through the 50-50 chamber and to beat back what is expected to be an hours-long marathon of GOP efforts to chip away at the bill. Biden, during a call with Democrats on Tuesday, urged the party to remain unified, stressing the popularity of the sweeping $1.9 trillion coronavirus package among voters. ADVERTISEMENT "President Biden made his pitch today to our entire caucus. And he said we need to pass this bill and pass it soon," Schumer said after the call. Democrats are likely to face their first test of… Read full this story
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