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US Senate votes for 24 hours on COVID stimulus amendments

The United States Senate has passed the 24-hour mark in the process of voting on amendments to the coronavirus stimulus bill, marking the longest vote in its history. The so-called "vote-a-rama" started on Friday and continued on Saturday, with the final vote on the $1.9 trillion package expected later in the day.

Among notable amendments which have failed to attract enough votes is Senator Bernie Sanders' proposal for the $15 federal minimum wage, which got only 42 votes from Democrats. Senator Susan Collins also saw her amendment to replace the bill with a $650 billion version fail. Meanwhile, the Senate passed an amendment altering the unemployment benefits clause in the original bill passed by the House.

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