Stimulus Check Increase Rejected by House Republicans; Democrats Block Foreign Aid Changes

On Christmas Eve, lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives blocked attempts to alter a $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief and government spending package. The move leaves the bill’s status in doubt after President Donald Trump demanded extensive changes to the legislation, including an increase in stimulus checks for Americans from $600 to $2,000. House Democrats favored the bigger stimulus checks, but couldn’t move forward without unanimous consent. “Believe it or not, Democrats agree with the president. At least to the extent that we need to sign this bill now. $600 is certainly not enough for individuals who have been struggling these past 7 months. It isn’t enough to provide the boost our economy needs,” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Thursday.

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