House PASSES $2,000 stimulus checks and overrides Trump veto of defense bill

House PASSES $2,000 stimulus checks and overrides Trump veto of defense bill

The House on Monday passed legislation that would increase the amount of direct payments in the recently signed coronavirus relief package from $600 to $2,000.

The bill passed in a 275-134 vote. It needed a two-thirds majority under the procedures that were used for consideration.

The measure faces an uphill battle in the GOP-controlled Senate. Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), a member of Senate Republican leadership, said last week that he didn’t think a bill to increase the stimulus checks to $2,000 could pass in the upper chamber.

But bringing up the measure on Monday allowed Democrats to force Republicans to take a recorded vote on an issue that is popular with Democratic lawmakers and the public and supported by President Trump.

The vote came after Trump last week criticized the relief package over the size of the direct payments, creating uncertainty about the fate of the legislation. When he ultimately signed the relief package on Sunday, Trump said in a statement that he “told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.”

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  1. I believe we need to change the laws (Constitution?) so all Pres/VP and Congressional Candidates are required to pass a Top-Secret Vetting, as we now do for Secret Service Agents and others, (and Candidates documents are publicly posted) as "guard rails" to run in our election system, so the people of the nation and world might believe there is "truth and trust" in our government. Without such "guard rails", the history of the past four years will most likely happen again, perhaps with a more tragic outcome.

  2. Mitch is blocking $2000.00

    in your pocket,, Thank you Mr. MINORITY Leader.

    You just gave away the seats with a bow

    Put it up Win or Lose to keep seats

  3. Why are we giving money to other countries. Democrat or Republican that makes no sense. This bill is suppose to help AMERICANS in relief of covid-19.

  4. if america doesn't want to deal with the GOP's bs in 2021, maybe we should vote ossoff AND warnock jan. 5th? just a thought. 🤷‍♀️🤦‍♀️

  5. That's it, Defund the House and Senate, CNN, FOX, MSNBC stop all political programs. I would prefer these channels to start showing old Westerns ! All these people are INSANE !

  6. Proof President mere figure head with no power. Congress and politicians are slaves of the military industrial complex and US corpatacrcy. US is one big corporation that owns the government. The coronavirus relief bill includes 10 million for Pakistan during Pandemic? Because US ultimate goal is to spread it's hegemony across the world. Then they give us $600 stimulus. Why not give 10 million to US citizens? Congress does not care about US citizens they have sold their souls to their masters and are fleecing America. Reason they are getting away with this is because we are allowing them. In India farmers are striking because of unfair laws that are bringing farming to grinding halt. If we don't protest against government to bring economy to grinding halt nothing will change

  7. This should have never been an issue. In fact the bill should have been a one pager helping ONLY American people for Covid relief. That’s it. None of that nonsense fir other countries. This is yet another distraction. So sick of these people toying with our lives. Why do they stay in office? If I could I would have voted them all out. Disgrace.

  8. President 🇺🇸Trump said he will sign the Omnibus and Chinese coronavirus package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed," Trump said Sunday. "I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill. I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution. Thank you President Trump.

  9. What would be great is if the American people would come to their senses and just start killing people like McConnell.
    You folks will kill the poor for significantly less. Yet you allow that filth to walk the street freely, rule your country, and gut your treasury.
    WTF America?!

  10. Having been laid off due to Covid I am here to say our family needs the $2,000 and not the $600. If the Senate does not approve this desperately need money our family will not vote for any current sitting Senator. I will share this with as many people as possible.
    All the “Covid Relief Bill” money going out of the United States is crushing to this American family.

  11. 5,500 page Stimlus Bill that no one read…They are literally giving the American people the middle finger. And feel no shame whatsoever. This is their way of showing how bad they hate us…$600  to Americans…Illegal Aliens $1,800 …$700 million to sudan..$85.5 million to Cambodia…$134 million to Burma…$1.3 billion to Egypt…$1 billion to Smithsonian…$154 million To the National Gallery of Art…Slashes Funding for ICE..$566 million to the FBI for projects…$9 billion to Post Office…$500 million to Jordan for Border security…$33 million to venezuela…$505 million to central america… $50 million to foreign womens leadership in foreign countries..$35 billion for climate change…higher education $82 billion… $193 million for federal HIV/AIDS workers stationed abroad to buy new cars… funding to discourage teenagers from drinking and hooking up… $40 million for the Kennedy Center…$300 million for fisheries…The Covid relief bill creates a commission tasked with educating “consumers about the dangers associated with using or storing portable fuel containers for flammable liquids near an open flame."…$1.5 million for the Appropriations Committee’s “Office of Diversity and Inclusion” as well as lots of money for receptions…$10 Million for Pakistani Gender Programs…making “illegal” streaming a felony…“the Horseracing Integrity and Safety Act of 2020”…The Covid relief bill creates a committee to regulate performance-enhancing drugs in horse racing…The Covid relief package directs funds to pay for the U.S. Senate daycare center…$8 million to support Biden’s presidential transition… The Covid relief bill mandates new hiring measures to ensure diversity in the intelligence community…The Covid relief bill outlays funds to address gender inequality amongst statues…The Covid relief bill includes funds for a museum that will offer “programming, education, exhibitions” on ..“the life, art, history, and culture of women”…The Covid relief bill lays the groundwork for a “Climate Security Advisory Council”…Bill contains funding for an investigation into the 1908 Springfield Race Riot. Congress is spending more money to investigate a 112-year-old riot than they are to help an American whose been out of work for 10 months. Think about that. Congress laughing all the way to the bank after being so generous to give you $600, in a bill that will cost you $12,000+ per person.

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