House Republicans Block $2000 Stimulus Checks After Trump Insists On Them

House Republicans refused to allow a Democratic proposal to raise stimulus checks to $2000 from $600 by “unanimous consent” on Thursday. President Donald Trump threatened to veto the stimulus bill earlier this week unless the payments were increased. House and Senate lawmakers voted Monday on a $1.4 trillion federal omnibus spending package for the fiscal year beginning Oct. 1, and concurrently on the same bill, on dispensing an additional $900 billion stimulus injection into the U.S. economy to protect the country from further devastation from COVID-19. The bill had bipartisan support across …

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