Senate Majority Leader McConnell blocks request to approve stimulus check increase to $2,000
Senate Majority Leader McConnell blocks request to approve stimulus check increase to $2,000 by unanimous consent that was passed by the House.
Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) also requested the approval of the Senate to introduce amendments approved by the House on Monday by a vote of 273-134.
Schumer: "An overwhelming bipartisan majority in the House supports $2k checks. Senate Democrats strongly support $2K checks. Even Pres. Trump supports $2K checks. There is 1 question left today -- do Senate Republicans join with the rest of America in supporting $2K checks?", Schumer said tuesday on the floor.
McConnell says President Trump's requests on $2,000 checks, Section 230, and voter fraud are "linked together" and the Senate will begin to consider them this week.