To find out whether the COVID-19 relief checks would be increased to $2,000, millions of Americans would have to wait until at least next week.
As part of a COVID stimulus package, the Democrats’ efforts to raise the payment to more than triple the direct payment from $600 per individual.
$2,000 Stimulus Checks In Limbo Since The Congress Can’t Agree On Relief Packages
Congress vanquished the stimulus package on Monday, hitting a procedural roadblock Thursday from Republicans during a pro forma session when most lawmakers are out of town on their holiday recess.
It implied that the proposal for raising the payments which have the backing of President Donald Trump would have to wait until at least Monday when Congress returns for a full session.
Additionally the retard endanger the fate of both the $900 billion CoVID-19 stimulus package and the $1.4 trillion spending bill attached to the relief measure that would keep the government open past Monday- which Trump has signaled he might veto if the payments aren’t raised.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-MD., said to the reporters on Friday morning after the effort failed on the House Floor that the Republican Congress and the White House can’t agree on what they want as it was obvious on that day.
Though the House can raise the payment, it encounters slim prospects in the Senate, where it would require 60 votes to be included.
Sen. Roy Blunt, R-Mo responded when asked if he thought legislation increasing the payments would get the support of at least 60 senators that he would not think the senators would give enough support to it.
Through a procedure known as unanimous consent, the House Democrats had hoped to win approval for the measure on Christmas Eve.
The House Minority Kevin McCarthy’s consent was necessary for that, but he refused to grant it.
He issued a counter-proposal as a response to revisit the amount of foreign aid in the same spending bill that attached the direct payments. McCarthy’s plan was blocked by the Democrats, in turn, to make that proposal get declined.
McCarthy, R-Calif., tweeted on late Wednesday that the Democrats seem to be suffering from selective hearing. They conveniently ignored Trump’s call to reexamine tax dollars wasted overseas while so many were struggling at home.
The Republicans would act to put America first. He also added a letter to the fellow Republicans laying out the proposal.
Under unanimous consent rules, it would have taken only a single member to scuttle either proposal. so it’s doubtful that either measure would have passed anyway.
Trump Tweeted a video of his remarks calling the measure a disgrace on thursday, despite his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin negotiating the $600 compromise as well as his administration submitting a budget earlier this year that asked Congress to approve similar levels of foreign aid included in the package adopted Monday.
Trump’s remark was partly because he felt the direct payments were too small and he opposed foreign aid in the bill.