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McConnell Blocks Vote on $2,000 Checks Despite G.O.P. Pressure

Posted on AllSides December 30th, 2020
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US Senate, stimulus checks, Mitch McConnell

Senator Mitch McConnell instead provided vague assurances that the Senate would “begin the process” of discussing the checks and two other issues that the president demanded lawmakers address.

Senator Mitch McConnell blocked an attempt by Democrats on Tuesday to hold an immediate vote on increasing stimulus checks to $2,000 from $600, leaving the fate of the measure unclear as President Trump continued to demand the larger payouts and more Republicans publicly endorsed the idea.

Instead, Mr. McConnell, Republican of Kentucky and the majority leader, provided vague assurances that the Senate...

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