HAPPENING NOW ON THE SENATE FLOOR: The Senate is working its way through final GOP amendments to President JOE BIDEN’s pandemic relief bill after pulling an all-nighter debating changes to the document. Around 10 a.m., they were entering their 23rd hour in the vote-a-rama series.
The long and tedious vote series comes courtesy of some last-minute drama caused by Sen. JOE MANCHIN (D-W.Va.), who decided to flex his muscles Friday at the last minute. That forced Majority Leader CHUCK SCHUMER to hold open a vote for more than 10 hours — 10 hours! — to try to get him back in line. It became the longest known amendment vote in Senate history, and GOP lawmakers and staff alike (cough, cough Doug Andres…) had a heyday with the “dems in disarray” narrative.
We’re expecting final passage around noon. More on this below.
SCOOP: TRUMPS SENDS CEASE-AND-DESIST TO RNC, NRCC AND NRSC. Lawyers for former President DONALD TRUMP sent out cease-and-desist letters Friday to the three largest fundraising entities for the Republican Party — the RNC, NRCC and NRSC — for using his name and likeness on fundraising emails and merchandise, a Trump adviser tells Playbook.
We reported yesterday that Trump was furious that his name has been bandied about by…