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GOP-led Senate rejects vote on Trump's push for $2,000 checks

GOP-led Senate rejects vote on Trump's push for $2,000 checks
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell shut the door Wednesday on President Donald Trump's push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks, declaring Congress has provided enough pandemic aid as he blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote.

GOP-led Senate rejects vote on Trump's push for $2,000 checks Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Ky." The showdown between the outgoing president and his own Republican Party over the $2,000 checks has thrown Congress into a chaotic year-end session just days before new lawmakers are set to be sworn into office." For a second day in a row, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer tried to force a vote on the bill approved by the House meeting Trump's demand for the $2,000 checks."What we're seeing right now is Leader McConnell trying to kill the checks — the $2,000 checks desperately needed by so many American families," Schumer said at the Capitol.

It included the $2,000 checks as well as a complicated repeal  of protections for tech companies like Facebook or Twitter under Section 230 of a communications law that the president complained are unfair to conservatives.He said "blindly borrowing" billions "so we can send $2,000 checks to millions of people who haven't lost any income is terrible policy.

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