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First U.S. Senate vote on COVID-19 aid bill possible Thursday

FILE PHOTO: Democrat's and Republican's agreement on COVID-19 relief bill in Washington

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate could hold a vote on whether to begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus aid bill at 1 p.m. ET (1800 GMT) on Thursday with Vice President Kamala Harris on hand to break a possible 50-50 tie, a Senate Democratic aide said.

(Reporting by Richard Cowan)

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