Biden won't veto bill to end COVID-19 national emergency
The order has been in place since the 2020 start of the global pandemic.
President Joe Biden will not veto a measure to end the COVID-19 emergency, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer has confirmed.
The New York Democrat informed his Senate peers on Wednesday that Biden would not object to the Republican-led effort's passage, The Hill reported.
The House of Representatives earlier this year considered legislation to immediately terminate the COVID-19 emergency, which passed on a 220-210 party line vote.
The order has been in place since the 2020 start of the global pandemic. President Joe Biden has repeatedly extended the order during his time in office but had intended to allow it to expire in May of this year.
Biden's announcement may lead to Senate Democrats supporting the measure when it comes up for a vote in the upper chamber.
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