Earlier, the stimulus check of 2000 USD had been moved forward by the Democrats of the Senate. This followed after President Trump demanded an increase in the amount of relief aid. The stimulus check had been pushed by Senate Democrats as well as Bernie Sanders, the independent senator. However, their move remained unsuccessful. The 200 USD stimulus check failed to get passed. This incident took place on Friday.
The efforts of Chuck Schumer, the minority leader of the Senate as well as a Democrat from New York city went to waste. He had also been accompanied by Bernie Sanders. Both of them stood for an increased number of direct payments to be given to the citizens of the United States of America. However, they were turned down by the Republican members of the Senate.
Future Of The Stimulus Check
The Republicans who were against it had their own reason for doing so. According to them, a stimulus check of 2000 USD cannot be an appropriate solution to the economic distress faced by the people following the coronavirus pandemic. It was far from being the targeted solution as relief aid. The Republicans canceled it even though President Trump had made his arguments clear on the amount.
Chuck Schumer took to the floor of the Senate supporting the stimulus check. He said that the 2000 USD would provide the citizens of America, especially the worst-hit families, with a new ray of hope. He continued supporting it until it got blocked. The one on the other end of the opinion was a GOP senator.
The 2000 USD stimulus check had been passed by the House of Representatives. This had happened on Monday. However, the check failed to meet with the same fate in the US Senate. The time to sign off as the 116th Congress is just around the corner, whatever can be done, must be done as soon as possible.