McConnell Blocks Democrats’ Attempt to Hold Stand-Alone Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Signals New Package – Trump Responds

 

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday blocked Schumer’s attempt to hold a stand-alone vote on $2,000 stimulus checks.

Senators Sanders and Schumer attempted to get consent from the Senate to bring up a measure that narrowly passed the House on Monday.

The House voted 275-134 to give $2,000 direct payments to Americans.

McConnell signaled he would package the increased stimulus checks and tie it to a bill focused on repealing Section 230 and election reforms.

“During this process, the president highlighted three additional issues of national significance he would like to see Congress tackle together,” McConnell said signaling a new package.

“Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together. This week the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus,” he added.

Democrats will likely not support McConnell in his push for a new package because they don’t support election reform and don’t support repealing protections for tech companies.

Senator Sanders on Tuesday called McConnell’s push to package the $2,000 stimulus checks with other provisions a “poison pill.”

President Trump reacted to McConnell’s move to block the stimulus checks.

“Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 – Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. Get tough!” Trump said in a tweet Tuesday afternoon.


McConnell Blocks Democrats’ Attempt to Hold Stand-Alone Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Signals New Package – Trump Responds McConnell Blocks Democrats’ Attempt to Hold Stand-Alone Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Signals New Package – Trump Responds Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:39 Rating: 5

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