WASHINGTON – After weeks of feuding among themselves, Republicans found something they agree on: Unanimous opposition to the $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.

The political value of that unity will be at the forefront of the 2022 congressional elections.

President Joe Biden and the Democrats plan to make the COVID-19 relief bill – and Republican opposition to it – the cornerstone of campaigns to expand their House and  Senate majorities. Biden is expected to discuss the impact of the bill in a speech Thursday night, his first prime time address as president.

Republicans, meanwhile, say the excessive spending and government bureaucracy authorized by the record-smashing bill will end up helping them regain control of Congress.

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