Coronavirus Relief Bill Passes In The House of Representatives – Now Moves To Senate

Written by on December 29, 2020

After President Donald Trump rejected the Coronavirus Relief Bill on the grounds that it didn’t offer the American people enough money to actually help them, the revised bill went back to the drawing board.

The new bill offers Americans around $2,000 each – depending on their income level.

Yesterday, the House of Representatives passed the legislation through its ranks, but now it must face the Senate, where it could fail.

Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer said Monday that he would do his best to pass the bill through unanimous consent agreement which can be blocked by any senators who oppose it.

“Following the strong bipartisan vote in the House, tomorrow I will move to pass the legislation in the Senate to quickly deliver Americans with $2,000 emergency checks. Every Senate Democrat is for this much-needed increase in emergency financial relief, which can be approved tomorrow if no Republican blocks it — there is no good reason for Senate Republicans to stand in the way.”

Other senators, like Vermont’s Bernie Sanders are using other means to help push the bill through. Sanders Tweeted:

“This week on the Senate floor Mitch McConnell wants to vote to override Trump’s veto of the $740 billion defense funding bill and then head home for the New Year. I’m going to object until we get a vote on legislation to provide a $2,000 direct payment to the working class.”


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