McConnell slams door on $2,000 payment vote

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(WASHINGTON, D.C.) — Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has shut the door on President Trump’s push for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks.

The Republican leader says Congress has provided enough pandemic aid and he’s blocked another attempt by Democrats to force a vote. McConnell is dismissing the idea of “survival checks,” saying the money would go to American households that don’t actually need it.

McConnell’s refusal to act means Trump’s demand for more aid is all but dead. The Senate also has the NDAA to contend with in the next couple of days as it looks like it will vote to override President Donald Trump’s veto.

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