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House will have to vote on budget second time as GOP notches wins

The House will have to approve a budget resolution that paves the way for Democrats to pass a coronavirus relief bill without GOP support for a second time this week. 
 
The House initially passed its budget resolution on Wednesday, but the Senate amended the resolution shortly after starting what's expected to be an hours-long process known as vote-a-rama.
 
The Senate has been voting consecutively for roughly five hours on amendments to the budget resolution. 
 
 
Then Sen. Todd YoungTodd Christopher YoungBiden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers Republican 2024 hopefuls draw early battle lines for post-Trump era Senate Democrats approve budget resolution, teeing up coronavirus bill MORE (R-Ind.) got language added that supports blocking stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants after Democratic Sens. Maggie HassanMargaret (Maggie) HassanBiden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers Koch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by The AIDS Institute - COVID-19 rescue bill a unity test for Dems MORE (N.H.), John HickenlooperJohn HickenlooperThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump's second impeachment trial begins Sanders says Biden sees progressives as 'strong part of his coalition' Gardner to lead new GOP super PAC ahead of midterms MORE (Colo.), Mark KellyMark KellyKoch-backed group launches ads urging lawmakers to reject COVID-19 relief bill Conservative groups seek to bolster opposition to Biden's HHS pick On The Trail: Trump threatens a Tea Party redux MORE (Ariz.), Gary PetersGary PetersDeJoy set for grilling by House Oversight panel Top cops deflect blame over Capitol attack Law enforcement officials lay out evidence Capitol riot was 'coordinated' attack MORE (Mich.), Sinema, Debbie StabenowDeborah (Debbie) Ann StabenowCongress holds candlelight vigil for American lives lost to COVID-19 Two men charged with making threatening calls to Michigan officials On The Money: Democrats make historic push for aid, equity for Black farmers | Key players to watch in minimum wage fight MORE (Mich.) and Jon TesterJonathan (Jon) TesterJennifer Palmieri: 'Ever since I was aware of politics, I wanted to be in politics' Democrats in standoff over minimum wage On The Money: Schumer urges Democrats to stick together on .9T bill | Collins rules out GOP support for Biden relief plan | Powell fights inflation fears MORE (Mont.) voted in favor of it. 
 
There was disagreement on the floor over whether the amendment blocking stimulus checks for undocumented immigrants also applies to their children who are U.S. citizens.
 
Sen. Dick DurbinDick DurbinMurkowski undecided on Tanden as nomination in limbo Democrats ask FBI for plans to address domestic extremism following Capitol attack Progressive support builds for expanding lower courts MORE (D-Ill.) argued that it would apply to children who are legal citizens if their parents are undocumented — something Young contested. 
 
The amendments are nonbinding and the budget resolution doesn’t get signed into law. But both chambers need to pass the same text, and the amendments effectively get senators on the record on proposals they could struggle to get a vote on otherwise. 
 
Young's amendment could also cause a headache for House leadership; Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-CortezMore than 700 migrant children in Border Patrol custody: report Democratic fury with GOP explodes in House Budowsky: Cruz goes to Cancun, AOC goes to Texas MORE (D-N.Y.) told reporters that the language, even though it's not binding, could "absolutely" slow down the budget resolution's passage on the House side. 
 
The budget resolution is the first step toward passing a coronavirus bill that can bypass the 60-vote legislative filibuster meaning Democrats could pass it without GOP support. Democrats want to pass the subsequent coronavirus bill by mid-March, when federal unemployment benefits will expire. 
 
 
It wasn’t just Republicans who successfully changed the bill. 
 
Sens. Joe ManchinJoseph (Joe) ManchinKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Klain says Harris would not overrule parliamentarian on minimum wage increase On The Money: Senate panels postpone Tanden meetings in negative sign | Biden signs supply chain order after 'positive' meeting with lawmakers MORE (D-W.Va.) and Susan CollinsSusan Margaret CollinsKlain on Manchin's objection to Neera Tanden: He 'doesn't answer to us at the White House' Overnight Health Care: Johnson & Johnson vaccine safe, effective in FDA analysis | 3-4 million doses coming next week | White House to send out 25 million masks Biden's picks face peril in 50-50 Senate MORE (R-Maine) got the support of 99 senators for a nonbinding amendment that calls for stimulus checks to be more targeted so that high-income households do not get the assistance.
 
“Instead of sending stimulus checks to families who earn $300,000 a year, we should be targeting this relief to families and individuals who need it most," Manchin said in a statement after the vote.
 
 
"The most important thing we can do right now is to get the vaccines distributed. And one of the problems we’ve got is that about 40 percent of Americans are still saying they’re uncomfortable getting a vaccine," Portman said ahead of the vote.