Will $2,000 stimulus checks get approval from Senate Republicans? The House has done its part, passing the $2,000 payments to most Americans.
Representatives John Kakto and Tom Reed both voted for the standalone bill put forward in the House. The bill needed two-thirds majority to pass, and more than 40 Republicans joined Democrats in getting the measure across the finish line there.
Now, it goes before the U.S. Senate where Republicans hold the cards. For months they have railed against climbing national debt. Democrats in the Senate are expected to vote for the measure.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., said he would force the chamber to take up the measure Tuesday but only one senator would have to vote against it to block it from passing.
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