. Lawmakers Side With Trump, Vote to Increase Direct Payments to Individuals; Bill Now Heads to Senate « JO LEE MAGAZINE

Fox News – Lawmakers in the House of Representatives on Monday passed a standalone bill that would raise the direct payment amounts distributed to American households under new COVID-19 relief legislation to $2,000, from $600.

The measure – supported by President Trump and Democrats – will be sent to the Senate for approval, where it faces slimmer chances of passage in the Republican-controlled chamber.

President Trump on Sunday signed on to $900 billion relief legislation, which was part of a broader government funding package, after initially resisting due to the size of the $600 direct payments, as well as other spending measures…

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Lawmakers side with Trump, vote to increase direct payments to individuals; bill now heads to Senate

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