The obstacles raised by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday may not be sustainable as pressure increases. Trump hopes that the Republican-led chamber will follow the House of Representatives and increase the check for millions of Americans from $600. More and more Republicans, including the two senators in the runoff election in Georgia on January 5, have expressed their support for more Republicans. But most Republican senators oppose increasing spending, even if they are cautious about competing with Trump.
McConnell (McConnell) is devising a way to get rid of political constraints. The senator will return to the meeting on Wednesday, but the result is highly uncertain.
“There is another question today: Will the Republicans in the Senate support the $2,000 check with the rest of the United States?”
At the same time, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said that a portion of the $600 may be sent to Americans’ bank accounts via direct deposit as early as Tuesday night. Mnuchin said on Twitter that paper checks will be sent out on Wednesday.
. @USTreasury has sent the payment file to @FederalReserve to obtain the American’s economic impact payment. These payments may begin to enter some accounts via direct deposit as early as tonight and will continue until next week (1/2)
-Steven Mnuchin (@ stevenmnuchin1) December 29, 2020
He added that by next week, residents can check the payment status at irs.gov/coronavirus/pay me.
The showdown of the $2,000 check plunged Congress into a chaotic year-end meeting, just days before the new legislators will be sworn in. It prevented another priority action-overturning Trump’s veto of a huge national defense bill that has been approved for 60 years.
McConnell said nothing, saying that taking another approach to Trump’s check may not severely split his party, but may not take any action at all.
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Republican leaders submitted new legislation on Tuesday night that ties the president’s need for larger checks with Trump’s other two priorities-abolishing protections for technology companies like Facebook or Twitter, as the president complains about it. The conservatives were unfair and established a bipartisan committee to review the 2020 presidential election. He lost the president-elect Biden.
The Republican leader said: “The Senate will begin a process.” He only said one point, only to “attention” the president’s need for a $2,000 check and other remaining issues.
At the last minute, the President called for increased inspections, leaving Republicans in a deep divide between those who align with Trump’s populist stance and those who insist on traditional conservative views against government spending. Congress has agreed to a smaller payment of $600 as a compromise plan for a large year-end relief bill that Trump has no choice but to sign into law.
The liberal senator led by Bernie Sanders of Vermont, who supports relief assistance, is blocking action on the national defense bill until it can vote on Trump’s $2,000 demand for most Americans .
Sanders said: “Today, the working class in this country is facing greater economic despair than at any time since the Great Depression in the 1930s.” Sanders also said that he also tried to vote on relief checks. “Working families need help now.” But McConnell objected for the second time.
As the virus crisis worsens across the country and Trump expands his unexpected needs, the Republican blockade is causing turmoil for some people.
Two Republican senators from Georgia, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, announced on Tuesday that they would support Trump’s bigger check plan because they will be in the Democratic Joe Jon Ossoff (Jon Ossoff) and Raphael Warnock (Raphael Warnock) face in the runoff election, which will determine which party controls the Senate.
Perdue said on Fox News: “I’m very happy to support the president.” Loeffler said in an interview with Fox that she also supports the increased relief check.
Trump repeated his request in a tweet before the Senate meeting on Tuesday: “Give our great men $2,000, not $600!”
Under Trump’s leadership, Republican Senator Josh Hawley of Missouri and Marco Rubio of Florida became the party’s potential 2024 presidential election, and they are advancing the party in the direction of the president.
Holly said on Twitter: “We have votes. Let us vote today.”
Other Republicans said with much fanfare that the price of nearly $400 billion is too high and that relief is not aimed at those in need. Washington has sent a large amount of COVID assistance.
Senator John Corning of Texas said: “We have spent $4 trillion on this issue.”
It was a shocking event that the House of Representatives voted to approve Trump’s request late Monday. Just a few days ago, during a short Christmas Eve meeting, Republicans prevented Trump from suddenly requesting a larger check because he resisted refusing to sign the broader COVID-19 assistance and year-end funding bill into law.
Trump spent a few days smoking from the private club where he spent his holidays in Florida, millions of Americans saw unemployment benefits drain and the country risked a federal government shutdown on Tuesday.
The best way for dozens of Republicans is to contact Democrats to increase pandemic payments, instead of counting on the outgoing president and voters. The Democrats in the House of Representatives led by 275-134, but 44 Republicans joined almost all of the Democrats and won two-thirds of the votes.
McConnell is likely to pass a vote early in the House of Representatives’ measures to support Trump’s $2,000 check and his own new version, which would tie it to the abolition of technology company liability shields in Article 230 of the Communications Act And connect it. The new presidential election review committee.
This process almost ensures that no bill will pass.
Trump’s efforts may disappear in the Senate, but the debate on the scale and scope of the program ($900 billion in COVID-19 assistance and $1.4 trillion in funding for government agencies) may have occurred before the new Congress was sworn in on Sunday. The last confrontation.
Currently, the $600 check will be provided along with other assistance, making it the largest rescue package of its kind.
The COVID-19 part of the bill restores the weekly pandemic’s increase in unemployment benefits-this time is $300 until March 14-and the popular “Paycheck Protection Program”, which provides businesses Grants to keep workers on the payroll. It expanded the removal protection and added a new rent assistance fund.
Americans with an annual income of no more than $75,000 will be eligible for a direct payment of $600, which will be phased out at higher income levels, and an additional $600 will be required for each dependent child.
Biden supported the check for $2,000 and said on Tuesday that the aid plan was only an “advance payment” he intended to deliver after taking office.
Economists say that a $600 check will help, but it is a far cry from the consumption power that a $2,000 check provides for the economy.
Moody’s economist Ryan Sweet said: “There will be a big difference between $600 and $2,000.”
The president also opposed the foreign aid funds requested by his government and vowed to send a “red line version” to Congress, which included expenditure items he wanted to delete. However, these are only recommendations to Congress. Democrats said they would resist such cuts.
Colvin reports from West Palm Beach, Florida. Associated Press reporters Bill Barrow of Atlanta, Ashraf Khalil of Washington and Matt Ott of Silver Spring of Maryland contributed to this report.
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