Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellRon Johnson grinds Senate to halt, irritating manyKlain on Harris breaking tie: ‘Every time she votes, we win’How to pass legislation in the Senate without eliminating the filibusterMORE (R-Ky.) on Friday made a failed bid to adjourn the Senate and punt the debate on the Democratic coronavirus bill until Saturday.
McConnells move came after the Senate sat in limbo for nearly 12 hours on Friday as Democrats tried to work out a deal that could win over all 50 members of their caucus.
They want to begin the vote-a-rama that could have been done in daylight because of their own confusion and the challenges of getting together 50 people to agree on something when they could have doing it quicker on a bipartisan basis, McConnell said. So rather than start the voting at five minutes to 11, I move to adjourn until 10 a.m.”
But Democrats were able to vote down the effort. In addition to controlling the majority, because Vice President Harris can break a tie, Republicans were also short a vote because Sen. Dan SullivanDaniel Scott SullivanThe Hill’s Morning Report – Presented by The AIDS Institute – Finger-pointing on Capitol riot; GOP balks at Biden relief planSanders votes against Biden USDA nominee VilsackSenate confirms Vilsack as Agriculture secretaryMORE (R-Alaska) flew home for a family emergency.
The effort to punt until Saturday comes after Democrats created a new record for the longest vote in modern Senate history when they left open a vote on Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersABC names new deputy political director, weekend White House correspondentRon Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floorGOP pulling out all the stops to delay COVID-19 packageMORE’s (I-Vt.) minimum wage proposal for almost 12 hours.
Democrats left the vote open while they huddled in closed-door meetings to come up with an unemployment payment deal that moderate Sen. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinOvernight Defense: Capitol Police may ask National Guard to stay | Biden’s Pentagon policy nominee faces criticism | Naval Academy midshipmen moved to hotelsProgressives won’t oppose bill over limits on stimulus checksSenate votes to take up COVID-19 relief billMORE (D-W.Va.) could support.
Democrats announced that deal shortly before 8 p.m., but are still waiting on a Joint Committee on Taxation score.
Despite McConnell’s opposition, Senate Majority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerRon Johnson forces reading of 628-page Senate coronavirus relief bill on floorSenate panel splits along party lines on BecerraHouse Democrats’ ambitious agenda set to run into Senate blockadeMORE (D-N.Y.) is pledging that the Senate will power through Friday night and likely into Saturday morning in order to wrap up the nearly $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill.
Now that this agreement has been reached, we are going to power through the rest of the process and get this bill done, he said. Make no mistake: we are going to continue working until we get the job done.”

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