The proposed $2,000 stimulus check proposal, died in the Senate today, with one quick, “I object”, from Mitch McConnell.
Following President Donald Trump’s signing of the stimulus bill on Sunday night with $600 stimulus checks, the House on Monday voted to bump the amount to $2,000.
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) then moved 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.
Senator Chuck Schumer asked for the vote on the Senate floor Wednesday but was shut down.
McConnell says he refuses to budge on separating the issues of $2,000 checks, Section 230, and 2020 election fraud in the stimulus bill.
Schumer mentioned something interesting, about stuffing COVID relief into a bill packed with special interest pork. Schumer himself, and all Republicans, and all Democrats are famous for this. They just did this very thing last week.
The fact is, the Democrats stalled on much-needed COVID relief for months to help the democratic election ticket. Both parties and the leaders of these parties are severely broken.