Biden pledges to veto Senate-passed bill ending COVID emergency declaration

Joe Biden.
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The Senate on Thursday narrowly passed a GOP-led measure to end the national emergency declaration for the COVID-19 pandemic. The 48-47 vote came after several Democratic absences allowed Republicans to eke out the necessary simple majority, Politico reports.

Don't think that means victory just yet, however. The bill still has to pass through both the Democrat-controlled House and the president's desk to become law — and Biden on Thursday made very clear he'd stop any such legislation in its tracks.

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