McConnell Blocks $2,000 Stimulus Checks (For Now…)

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked passage of $2,000 COVID-19 stimulus checks on Tuesday.

At present, it is unclear whether McConnell will allow a floor vote on the bill.

The President had requested an increase in stimulus checks from $600 to $2000 last week as part of a contingency to sign off on lawmakers’ $2.3 trillion spending package.

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The House, with 44 republicans, passed the bill with the increased checks. The checks would be means tested with those making more than $75,000 not qualifying for the assistance.


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