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Mitch McConnell: $2K Checks ‘Socialism for Rich People’

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Thursday dismissed attempts to raise the amount of stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000 in a standalone measure, dismissing the House legislation and accusing Democrats of advocating “socialism for rich people.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, tells reporters he has secured enough Republican votes to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses and documents Democrats want, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday …

Pelosi: Senate Republicans Have ‘Endless Tolerance for Other People’s Sadness’

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on Wednesday criticized Senate Republicans, and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) specifically, for blocking Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) request for unanimous consent on approving $2,000 stimulus checks for the American people, contending the Senate GOP possesses “an endless tolerance for other people’s sadness.”

WASHINGTON, DC - NOVEMBER 13: Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) speaks during her weekly press conference at the U.S. Capitol on November 13, 2020 in Washington, DC. Speaker Pelosi spoke about honoring veterans, the coronavirus, and President-elect Joe Bidens victory over President Donald Trump in the 2020 Presidential …

Mitch McConnell Introduces Bill that Gives $2K Stimulus Checks, Addresses Section 230, Creates Commission to Investigate Voter Fraud

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday introduced a bill that addresses President Trump’s three requests tied to signing the $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government spending bill — increasing the amount of individual stimulus checks to $2,000, addressing Section 230, and creating a commission to examine voter fraud.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., joined by Majority Whip John Thune, R-S.D., left, and Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, tells reporters he has secured enough Republican votes to start President Donald Trump's impeachment trial and postpone a decision on witnesses and documents Democrats want, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday …

Durbin: McConnell Is Adding ‘Poison Pills’ to $2,000 Checks

On Tuesday’s broadcast of CNN’s “Situation Room,” Senate Minority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) accused Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) of attaching “poison pills” to $2,000 direct payments to try to discourage people from passing $2,000 payments. Durbin said, “The

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McConnell Blocks Quick Approval of $2K Stimulus Checks, Promises Senate Will Bring Trump’s Demands ‘into Focus’ This Week

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) on Tuesday blocked a quick approval of raising stimulus checks to $2,000, rejecting Minority Leader Chuck Schumer’s (D-NY) request but noting that the Senate will work to bring three of President Trump’s priorities — an increase in stimulus payments, an investigation into election security, as well as a look at Section 230 — “into focus” this week.

US Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell speaks during a news conference with other Senate Republicans at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on December 15, 2020. (Photo by Caroline Brehman / POOL / AFP) (Photo by CAROLINE BREHMAN/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)