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GOP Senate on hot seat over $2K COVID stimulus checks

GOP Senate on hot seat over $2K COVID stimulus checks
After the House approved the move by a 2-1 margin, it moves on to the Senate, where McConnell could either allow a vote or let it die.

Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was on the political hot seat Tuesday as Democrats and President Trump pushed him to approve raising the amount of the coronavirus stimulus direct payments to $2,000.The House took Trump at his word and passed a new measure raising the payments amount to $2,000.), who is demanding a vote on the $2,000 payments.Most Read Sanders is blocking consideration of a separate move to override Trump’s veto of a must-pass defense spending bill unless McConnell agrees to allow the Senate to vote on the $2,000 payments.

” But he caved Sunday night and signed it anyway while renewing his demand for bigger direct payments.Trump weighed in overnight on Twitter with a call for action from his Mar-a-Lago resort.

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