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GOP senator blocks bill to provide $1,200 stimulus checks

Posted on AllSides December 19th, 2020
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GOP Sen. Ron Johnson (Wis.) on Friday blocked an effort to pass a second round of stimulus checks, arguing coronavirus relief needs to be targeted and raising concerns about the country's debt.

Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.) tried to get consent, which requires the cooperation of every senator, to pass his bill that would provide $1,200 for individuals who make up to $75,000 — the exact same language that Congress passed as part of the CARES Act in March.

"What I'm proposing is what every senator has supported already, this year....

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/530843-gop-senator-blocks-bill-toaprovide-1200-stimulus-checks

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