Biden's 1st 100 days live updates: Senate passes COVID relief bill along party lines
The final vote was 50-49.
Today is Day 46 of the administration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
Senate passes COVID relief bill
The Senate has passed Biden's $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package along party lines after a floor vote.
The package includes direct payments to some Americans, an extension of unemployment benefits, funding for local and state governments, and funding for testing and vaccines.
In the evenly divided Senate, moderate Democrats won key changes to the House-passed legislation.
The bill will now head back over to the House, where several changes implemented by the Senate will need final approval.
Senate begins voting on coronavirus relief bill
The Senate has finally started voting on the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill after lawmakers debated and worked on amendments from Friday morning into Saturday.
Biden pushes coronavirus relief bill, tells Americans, ‘I think we’re going to pass' it
Biden continued to push his COVID-19 rescue bill during his Weekly Conversation video shared on the White House’s social media pages Saturday.
This week, Biden spoke to Tammy, a health care worker and single mother of four in Michigan.
She said the $1,400 direct payment in the bill would help her pay off rent, water and gas bills and buy healthier food for her kids.
“I was one of the people who was trying to balance paying bills and feeding my kids, or you know, getting the healthier choices versus what they really gotta have,” Tammy said to the president. “Sometimes I have to put back a bag of apples versus getting the pack of meat because the funds wasn’t there.”
Biden responded with a message of hope. “I think you’re going to be in good shape," he said.
“I think we’re going to be able to pass the bill which will get you a check for $7,000 dollars,” Biden said, combining $1,400 for her and her four children to get the total.
“I hope that the help that’s on the way in terms of these direct cash payments, to food assistance and the rest -- I hope it helps,” he added.
-ABC News’ Molly Nagle
Democrats' unemployment insurance plan passes on party line vote
The Democratic unemployment insurance plan has been agreed to on a party line vote of 50-49.
By voting to pass this amendment, introduced by Sen. Ron Wyden, Democrats have now superseded the Portman unemployment insurance amendment that passed Friday night.
-ABC News' Allison Pecorin