We are reporting live on the Senate vote for increasing the $600 stimulus checks to Americans, up to $2,000. Which at this point, doesn’t look good. The two-party system doesn’t look good either. It’s broken.
At 12:20 PM Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell objected to the motion to allow a vote on the increase to Americans.
McConnell said, “I Object.”
Senator Edward Markey D-Mass, said “They need help. They have been helping our families, we need to help their families. And right now these checks would help 158 million people across our country pay for housing put food on the table, make sure that grandma and grandpa have their diabetes or heart medication.”
Late Monday afternoon, the House of Representatives voted to bump the approved $600 stimulus payments to $2,000 per person. The House-approved, Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help Act (CASH Act) now moves to the Senate. The Monday vote in the House followed President Donald Trump’s signing the $2.3 trillion combination federal-budget and COVID-relief bill on Sunday, which authorized the checks for up to $600 each for qualifying adults and children.
As we reported earlier today, both the Senate and the House voted yes on funding Sudan $700,000,000 for economic relief, 20-years after the terrorist attack on the USS Cole, killing 17 Americans and injuring 37.
We will be updating this story tomorrow. The Senate will reconvene tomorrow afternoon.