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Who qualifies if the Senate vote passes?

A bill proposing to increase the approved $600 stimulus check for COVID-19 relief to $2,000 is expected to be voted in the Senate as early as Tuesday after the House approves the increased amount Monday.

The bill, which passed by 275 to 134, required the support of two-thirds of the House members in attendance — a feat difficult to achieve in such a divided Washington. Republicans did not thrash or pressure lawmakers to vote, leaving members to decide the fate of the bill after House Minority leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. leader, voted unanimously last week. of Democrats blocked to raise stimulus checks to $2,000.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday afternoon blocked the request for unanimous consent from Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer.

President Donald Trump initially called the COVID-19 aid package a “disgrace” and pushed for congressional support to increase direct payment checks from $600 to $2,000.

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