Early Friday morning, the U.S. Senate approved a budget resolution to fast-track passage of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief plan without support from Republicans.
Vice President Kamala Harris cast her first tie-breaking vote around 5:30am.
The 51-50 vote came after a grueling all-night session, where senators voted on amendments that could define the eventual COVID-19 aid bill.
The budget now returns to the House, where it will have to be approved again due to the changes made by the Senate.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer D-N.Y., called passage of the resolution the “first big step to putting our country back on the road to recovery.”