Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.) fired again on Monday at colleagues who opposed rising direct stimulus funds to Americans for coronavirus aid.
The House handed laws Monday to extend stimulus checks to $2,000 for many Americans. Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) mentioned he opposed the increased amount as a result of it could go towards folks paying down bank card debt or making “new purchases online at Walmart, Best Buy or Amazon.”
Ocasio-Cortez, who has lengthy advocated for increased direct funds, mocked the Republican’s take, pointing to Congress’ monthslong delay in offering desperately wanted pandemic assist.
President Donald Trump signed the stimulus bundle that included $600 checks to Americans on Sunday, however he requested the quantity be elevated to $2,000.
The House handed a invoice 275-134 Monday to take action. It now strikes via the GOP-controlled Senate, the place its destiny is questionable.
Ocasio-Cortez adopted up with a second tweet slamming Republicans who opposed the elevated stimulus and different elements of the bundle.
“Notice how Republican Congressmen who like to claim they are the party of “personal responsibility” refuse to take any duty themselves for blocking retroactive unemployment advantages, voting towards $2k survival checks, stoking doubt concerning the pandemic to start with, and so forth,” she wrote.
The progressive additionally fact-checked Oregon Rep. Kurt Schrader, a Democrat, who voted towards the invoice.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) requested unanimous consent to shortly cross the change to the invoice on Tuesday. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) blocked the hassle, although the laws may nonetheless be voted on at a later time.
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