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$2K stimulus checks bill blocked in Senate for second day


#Senate #Republicans on #Wednesday blocked a #House-passed bill to increase the amount of recently passed stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000, marking the second day the legislation has hit roadblocks.

#Senate #Majority #Leader #Mitch #McConnell#Addison (#Mitch) #Mitchell #McConnellGOP senator says he’ll block consent for ,000 stimulus checks #Intercept’s DC bureau chief: #McConnell was ‘quite fine’ with #Trump losing reelection #Trump targets congressional #Republicans on multiple fronts MORE (R-Ky.) and #Sen. #Pat #Toomey#Patrick (#Pat) #Joseph #ToomeyGovernment used #Patriot #Act to gather website visitor logs in 2019 #Appeals court rules NSA’s bulk phone data collection illegal #Dunford withdraws from consideration to chair coronavirus oversight panel MORE (R-Pa.) blocked an attempt by #Democrats to either pass or vote on the bill, which passed the #House on #Monday.

The floor drama underscores the increasing likelihood that lawmakers will not be able to pass a bill to boost the stimulus checks before the 116th #Congress wraps on #Sunday.

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“The #Senate is not going to split apart the three issues that #President #Trump#Donald #TrumpGeorgia signature audit finds no fraud in presidential election #Pompeo calls for release of #Chinese journalist jailed over coronavirus coverage #Pence refused to sign on to plan to overturn election, lawyers say MORE linked together just because #Democrats are afraid to address two of them. The #Senate is not going to be bullied into rushing out more borrowed money into the hands of #Democrats’ rich friends who don’t need the help,” #McConnell said from the #Senate floor.

#McConnell introduced his own measure on #Tuesday that would tie an increase in the stimulus checks to the repeal of a liability shield used by tech companies and the creation of a commission to investigate the 2020 election.

#Toomey, who pledged that he would not allow a vote, added, “#We know for a fact that a large majority of those checks are going to go to people who had no lost income. #How does that make any sense at all?”

#Senate #Minority #Leader #Charles #Schumer#Chuck #SchumerMcConnell blocks vote on K checks, signals new package #New #York #Democratic #Party chairman warns #Ocasio-Cortez against challenging #Schumer #Sunday shows preview: COVID-19 relief waiting on #Trump’s signature; government continues vaccine roll out MORE (D-N.Y.) tried to pass the #House bill, while #Sen. #Bernie #Sanders#Bernie #SandersPush for ,000 stimulus checks hits #Senate buzzsaw #McConnell blocks vote on K checks, signals new package #Trump ends #Obama’s 12-year run as most admired man: #Gallup MORE (I-Vt.) tried to schedule a vote. They were blocked by #McConnell and #Toomey, respectively. #Under the #Senate’s rules, any one senator can ask for a vote, but any one senator can also block that request.

“There is a very simple solution to this dilemma. #Leader #McConnell should bring both measures up for a vote and let the chips fall where they may,” #Schumer said.

#Sanders added that allowing a vote would be “democracy.”

“#We have differences of opinion. #All that I am asking is give us a vote. #What’s the problem? #Allow the #United #States senators to cast a vote as to whether or not they are for the $2,000 check or whether they’re against it,” #Sanders said.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/532136-2k-stimulus-checks-bill-blocked-in-senate-for-second-day

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