Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (Mitch McConnell) on Thursday criticized the House bill to increase stimulus payments to $2,000. President Trump has worked with Democratic leaders to promote this initiative, saying it is not targeted enough.
McConnell argued that issuing a $2,000 check to high-income families who are not facing unemployment is “socialism for the rich”
At the same time, Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer asked the Senate to pass a bill passed by the House of Representatives to increase the cost of stimulus checks to $2,000, but McConnell opposed it.
Schumer said: “I will ask for consent again, and the Senate will vote on the House of Representatives bill to provide the American people with a check for $2,000.”
Shu acquiesced that the Senate should pass a House bill to increase the stimulus check to $2,000. He said: “There is only one way, there is only one way to pass a $2,000 check before the end of the year. This is to pass the House bill… Senate Either adopt and pass the House bill, or troubled Americans will not be able to get a check for $2,000 in the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.”
He said: “The Republican leader invented an excuse to prevent the liquidation of the $2,000 check that fell on the floor, floating up and down, yes or no.” The goal is to eliminate the possibility of a $2,000 check becoming law. “
McConnell (McConnell) on Tuesday introduced legislation that combines Trump’s three priorities-expanded stimulus checks, a total abolition of online liability protections, and investigations into so-called voter fraud-each of them is Trump signed the premise of the Covid relief and spending plan earlier this week. Trump himself has never designated these three projects to be tied together.
But McConnell said on Wednesday that the House of Representatives bill “has no realistic way to pass the Senate,” and said that the efforts led by the Democratic Party have misled Trump’s actual demands.
situation: There is no voting result on the McConnell bill or the passage of legislation in the House of Representatives. Republican aides said that it is likely that the 116th Congress will end soon without any action to increase direct payments.