House to vote on removing rightwing extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees – live

House to vote on removing rightwing extremist Marjorie Taylor Greene from committees – liveFebruary 4, 2021

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Ann Berry, a Senate aide who most recently served as the Vermont Democrat Patrick Leahy’s deputy chief of staff, has been named secretary of the Senate. Berry, who has worked in the Senate for more than four decades, will be the first Black woman in that role.

The Senate secretary supervises a number of day-to-day operations of the chamber, and examines and signs every act that the Senate passes.

I am proud to announce Ann Berry will serve as the new Secretary of the Senate.

She’s more than qualified, and she will be the first African American to serve in this vital role.https://t.co/9HpUj5LXGX

In a close, 218-212 vote, the House has approved a budget blueprint, forging a path for legislators to pass Biden’s 1.9tn coronavirus package via a process called reconciliation.

The blueprint process allows Democrats to pass major legislation over Republican objections. Republicans used the same process to cut taxes in 2017.

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