McConnell blocks quick vote on $2,000 stimulus tjeks, says Senate to bring Trump requests ‘into focus

McConnell blocks quick vote on $  2,000 stimulus tjeks, says Senate to bring Trump requests 'into focus'

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday that the Senate will address President Trump’s request to increase stimulus checks sent to Americans to $ 2,000 but did not commit to pushing the issueas Sen. Bernie Sanders and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer each urged the body to put the huis bill on $ 2,000 stimulus checks up for a quick vote.

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McConnell, R-Ky., speaking on the Senate floor acknowledged that Trumpwould like further direct financial support for American households.McConnell at the same time mentioned that Trump wants Congress wants to address Section 230 van die Wet op Kommunikasie-ordentlikheid, which provides protections for companies that host third-party content on their platformslike Facebook and Twitterand that Trump wants Congress to look into election security.

Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together,” McConnell gesê. “This week the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus.

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Opmerklik, McConnell did not promise action on the $ 2,000 stimulus tjeks.

He also objected to attempts by Schumer, D-N.Y., and Sanders, I-Vt., to quickly bring the stimulus checks up for a vote in the Senate. Sanders did the same on McConnell’s attempt to quickly override Trump’s veto of the National Defense Authorization Act.

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