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.
The House on Monday passed legislation tripling the size of the direct payments offered under the $900 billion COVID relief bill from $600 to $2,000 after President Trump voiced his desire for the increase, sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate with its fate remaining uncertain.
Rep. Louie Gohmert (R-TX) and a handful of Republican slate of electors from Arizona filed a federal suit in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas on Sunday, suing Vice President Mike Pence’s in a long-shot bid to throw out the rules that govern Congress’ counting of electoral votes on Jan. 6.
President Trump on Sunday signed the $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package, averting a government shutdown and delivering economic aid, days after expressing displeasure with the pork-filled omnibus bill.
Both chambers of Congress Monday night passed a $2.3 trillion spending package just hours before the midnight shutdown deadline designed to fund the federal government budget through next September paired with a rescue relief package to aid Americans reeling from a coronavirus-battered economy.
Campaign Manager and incoming White House deputy chief of staff Jen O’Malley Dillon on Thursday attempted to walk back her controversial remarks she made earlier this week when she called GOP lawmakers “a bunch of f*ckers” claiming that she was misunderstood, but didn’t offer any type of apology.