GOP Senator Pushes Back Against $2,000 Stimulus Checks, Says Reopening Bill Would Be a ‘Mistake’

House Republicans blocked an try by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and House Democrats to approve $2,000 stimulus funds demanded by US President Donald Trump, who known as Congress’ $900 billion aid invoice a “disgrace.”

Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO), informed reporters on Thursday that he “has no idea what [Trump] plans to do” relating to coronvirus aid, however it’s unlikely that GOP lawmakers would conform to the $2,000 stimulus checks demanded by the US president.  

“The best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill, and I still hope that’s what he decides.”

Blunt’s feedback come as House Republicans rejected House Democrats’ efforts to move a invoice that may elevate the supplied COVID aid stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 per eligible particular person. 

After months of negotiations, lawmakers on each side of the aisle believed the US president was on board with Congress’ mixed $2.3 trillion COVID-19 aid and omnibus spending bundle. 

Trump’s last-minute name for the checks to quantity to $2,000 has some lawmakers questioning the president’s intent. 

“[Trump] doesn’t give a damn about people,” Rep. Debbie Dingell (D-MI) informed reporters, Politico reported. “He sowed more fear. He threw kerosene on a fire.”

What additional complicates the problem is the truth that Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was working with Congress on the $2.3 trillion bundle, which led lawmakers to imagine Trump would approve it. 

“He is the person with whom we have to talk,” Hoyer mentioned of the US president. 


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