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McConnell Blocks Democrats Attempt To Quickly Approve $2,000 Stimulus Checks

"Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH!" Trump tweeted.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blocked two separate attempts from Democratic senators to set up a stand-alone vote on a bill recently passed in the House that would increase direct payments offered under the $900 billion COVID relief bill from $600 to $2,000, rebuffing President Trump request with more Senate Republicans voicing support behind providing most Americans the larger checks.

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Trump: COVID Relief Bill Is ‘A Disgrace’

"I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2000 or $4000 per couple," Trump said.

President Trump on Tuesday evening expressed disapproval on the massive $2.3 trillion combined COVID relief and government spending bill Congress just passed, blasting the “wasteful spending” package as a “disgrace,” while issuing a pre-Christmas demand for Congress to amend the bill that will include an increase of the $600 direct payment to individuals to $2000.

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