McConnell Denies Quick Vote On $2000 Stimulus Checks
On Tuesday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) denied a quick vote on the increase to $2000 Covid-19 Stimulus checks and said the Senate will begin to discuss President Trump's multiple requests over the week.
Both Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and Senator Bernie Sanders attempted to push for a quick Senate vote on the $2000 stimulus checks this Tuesday, but McConnell objected to these attempts. The House voted overwhelmingly in favor of the standalone bill just one day before, on Monday.
McConnell pointed out that Trump made several requests of Congress: to address Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, to look at election security and "to further direct financial support for American households."
Said McConnell, "Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together. This week the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus."
The move is not entirely surprising as Senate Republicans have historically opposed additional spending for Covid-19 relief and there was little chance the standalone bill would pass in the GOP controlled Senate.
As of yet, McConnell established no clear timeline on when or if the Senate will vote on the standalone bill.
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