House Votes In Favor Of $2000 Stimulus Checks - Will Now Send Legislation to Senate
On Monday, the Democrat-led House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly in favor of a standalone bill to increase the Covid-19 Relief Checks to $2000 instead of the $600 offered in the original bill.
This aligns with one of the amendments President Trump requested of Congress last week when he was presented with the new Covid-19 Relief Bill. Trump signed the bill in its' original state on Sunday but said he planned to make some adjustments via the Impoundment Control Act.
The final vote for the standalone bill was 275-134 with House Democrats and several dozen House Republicans voting in favor.
Said House Speaker, Nancy Pelosi (D), "Republicans have a choice: Vote for this legislation or vote to deny the American people."
Now the legislation will be sent to the Republican controlled Senate for a vote on Tuesday. The outcome of the vote is much less certain in the Senate as Republicans have been wary of additional spending.
The news of the new Covid-19 Relief Bill having finally been signed yesterday, after months of negotiations, served as a great relief to the millions of Americans who are unemployed or in difficult financial situations. If the standalone bill for an increase in additional stimulus is passed as well, it will likely relieve millions of Americans.
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