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12/24/2020, 3:17 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Dems' $2,000 check proposal blocked by GOP

A proposal by Democrats on the United States House of Representatives to distribute $2,000 stimulus checks was blocked by Republican lawmakers. The proposal came after US President Donald Trump refused to sign the stimulus bill if the value of the checks issued to all qualifying US citizens is not increased from $600 to $2000.

House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer tabled a unanimous consent request containing the proposal, but it was denied by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Previously, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi asked Trump to urge McCarthy, as well as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, to grant the request.

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