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Trump blasts 'weak' Republican leaders over $2,000 checks, defense bill By Reuters

Trump blasts 'weak' Republican leaders over $2,000 checks, defense bill By Reuters
Trump blasts 'weak' Republican leaders over $2,000 checks, defense bill

But Trump is angry at his party's lawmakers for not fully backing his claims of election fraud, trying to override a presidential veto for the first time in his tenure and opposing his efforts to give people pandemic aid checks of $2,000.The Joint Tax Committee, a congressional panel that tracks federal spending, estimated on Monday that Trump's $2,000 checks would cost $463."The House just took a strong, bipartisan vote to pass $2,000 checks," Schumer said in a tweet on Monday evening." Democratic Senator Bernie Sanders, who has championed higher direct payments to Americans, has threatened to block the Senate from moving quickly to override Trump's veto of defense bill until McConnell agrees to allow a vote on the $2,000 checks.

The Senate will also weigh whether to override Trump's veto of the defense policy bill.Separately, the House on Monday voted to override the president's veto of the defense policy bill.

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