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U.S. Senate to begin debating COVID-19 bill this week -Schumer

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) speaks to reporters in The Senate Reception Room during the second day of Trump's second impeachment trial in Washington, U.S., February 10, 2021. Brandon Bell/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will begin debating President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief bill this week, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday.

In remarks on the Senate floor, Schumer, a Democrat, did not say when the chamber might vote on the bill.

Repoering by Richard Cowan; Writing by Mohammad Zargham; Editing by Rosalba O’Brien

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