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McConnell Blocks Vote on $2,000 Stimulus Checks
After Senator Chuck Schumer, the minority chief, tried to power an instantaneous vote on rising the dimensions of the stimulus checks, Senator Mitch McConnell, the bulk chief, blocked the measure, leaving its destiny unclear.
“A vast majority of the public, Republican and Democrat, strongly support $2,000 checks. An overwhelming bipartisan majority in the House supports $2,000 checks. Senate Democrats strongly support $2,000 checks. Even President Trump supports $2,000 checks. There’s one question left today: Do Senate Republicans join with the rest of America in supporting $2,000 checks? Would the senator modify his request to include a unanimous consent request that the Senate — to include unanimous consent that the Senate proceed to the immediate consideration of H.R. 9051, a bill received from the House to increase recovery rebate amounts to $2,000 per individual, that the bill be read a third time and passed, the motion to reconsider be considered made, laid upon the table with no intervening action or debate?” “Is there objection to the modification?” Sen. McConnell: “I object.” “Objection is heard.”
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