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US Senate Majority Leader McConnell tried to block the vote to pass the relief bill

by YCPress

The US Congress has not yet reached a consensus on the amount of aid for the new round of bailout bills. Although the U.S. House of Representatives passed a vote on December 28, agreeing to increase the amount of subsidy checks from $600 per person to $2,000 per person, but Senate Majority Leader McConnell expressed that the bill was passed quickly. Opposed.

“THE Hill” reported on the 29th that McConnell did not directly state the reasons for opposing the bill, but he pointed out that the bill should be voted on with the two other demands made by the current President Trump. 

Earlier, Trump tweeted, “The Senate will start the voting process, increase the relief check to $2,000, repeal Section 230 (Editor’s Note: Section 230 of the 1996 US Communications Regulation Act), and start an investigation this year. Voter fraud in the general election.”

McConnell said, “The President wants to tie the three important issues together. This week, the Senate will begin a process to bring these three priorities into focus.”

Trump expressed anger at this. He tweeted on the 29th, “Unless the Republicans want to die! They must approve the $2,000 aid grant as soon as possible, and this is the right approach. $600 is not enough!”

According to a report in the Wall Street Journal, Congressional Democrats stated that McConnell wanted to tie the increase in aid to two other controversial issues raised by Trump (vote), with the goal of preventing the increase in aid.

According to the report, Republican members in the Senate still have differences on whether to increase the amount of aid. 

Although several Republicans support increasing the amount of aid, most Republican lawmakers are opposed to increasing spending.