(NBC NEWS/NBC 26) — A $1.9 trillion dollar COVID relief bill could be voted on by the Senate as early as Thursday. But the debate could be delayed according to NBC News.
The Senate debate on the bill is expected to be delayed by about 10 hours. Republican Senator Ron Johnson of Wisconsin posting to Twitter he wants the 700-page bill to be read adding he will offer amendments, but says the majority of the bill doesn't have to do with COVID.
Since more than 90% of this "COVID relief" bill is not even related to COVID, I think we need a full reading of the bill.— Senator Ron Johnson (@SenRonJohnson) March 4, 2021
Yes, it could take 10 hours but the American people deserve to know what's in it. https://t.co/QQDoCfkrHZ
After the bill is read, the debate will last 20 hours which could push the vote into this weekend.