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Senate Panel Starts Looking at Next Big Package: Stimulus Update

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  • House plans Friday vote on aid bill, shifting focus to Senate
Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland,  left, walks to the House floor for a vote, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

Steny Hoyer, a Democrat from Maryland,  left, walks to the House floor for a vote, in the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C.

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A Senate committee began consideration Wednesday of President Joe Biden’s follow-on to the pandemic-relief bill: a major push on infrastructure. Separately, House Democrats released a new version of the aid bill that includes fresh spending items, adding to lawmakers’ task of reconciling the legislation with the $1.889 trillion cap Congress set earlier this month.

The House Rules Committee, the last panel in the chamber to finish its work before the legislation goes to the floor, published the new bill text on Wednesday. It includes three new categories of spending not in the other committees’ legislation -- which itself exceeded the $1.889 trillion limit. Lawmakers will need to address the discrepancies before the bill can pass.