Will You Be Getting $2,000 Instead of $600? – DC Watchdog

Will You Be Getting $2,000 Instead of $600?

As often happens in Congress, strange bedfellows will join forces today as Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) attempt to get their Senate colleagues to increase stimulus payments from $600 to $2,000 for Americans making under $75,000. President Donald Trump has demanded that the Senate pass the bill as he wants the payment increased to $2,000.

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Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.) will try to pass legislation on Tuesday to increase the amount of the stimulus checks included in a recently signed coronavirus package from $600 to $2,000,” according to The Hill.

Schumer’s effort, which he announced on Monday night, comes after the House passed the legislation in a bipartisan 275-134 vote, kicking the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate.

“‘Tomorrow, I will move to pass the legislation in the Senate to quickly deliver Americans with $2,000 emergency checks. Every Senate Democrat is for this much-needed increase in emergency financial relief, which can be approved tomorrow if no Republican blocks it – there is no good reason for Senate Republicans to stand in the way,’ Schumer said in a statement.

“‘There’s strong support for these $2,000 emergency checks from every corner of the country — Leader McConnell ought to make sure Senate Republicans do not stand in the way of helping to meet the needs of American workers and families who are crying out for help,’ he added.

Of course, as Schumer points out, if McConnell or one of his GOP colleagues blocks the bill today, the payments will remain at $600.

Still, there is Republican support for the increase.

Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) said on Monday that he backs President Trump’s push to increase the direct payments to Americans for COVID-19 relief to $2,000, up from the $600 allocated in the package that Trump signed Sunday,” as also reported by The Hill.

“‘I agree with the President that millions of working-class families are in dire need of additional relief, which is why I support $2,000 in direct payments to Americans struggling due to the pandemic,’ Rubio said in a statement that came shortly before the House voted in support of the increase.

“The Florida senator sided with the president after Trump criticized the relief package passed by Congress last week for not providing enough direct payments to Americans making less than $75,000 per year.”

Please share your thoughts in the comment section on this page. Should the Senate submit to Trump’s demand that Americans’ stimulus payments be raised from $600 to $2,000?

16 Comments

  1. Jerry E Mcclelland says:

    You people need to get real. Other nations will do alot better as We do better

  2. LINDA Stell says:

    PLEASE FOR GODS SAKE GIVE US THE $2,000 we so desperately need!!!!! What are they thinking on capital hilltop?
    We put them up there!!! We can sure bring them down too!!! President Trump is a God fearing man who wants what is right for American people and actually WORKED to obtain his success!!! The $2000 will certainly help us out and should not even be a problem passing the bill for all of us deserving American people who put those folks in positions of honor in the first place! May God save our great country!!!

    • Kelly Barnes says:

      Yes! So many Americans and Families need so much help during this virus, unemployment, homeless, etc. Seriously Now!!!

  3. Bruce Wooden says:

    I don’t know about everyone else, but I’m gonna remember the past 6 years when the time comes for the next vote in 2022! I will be voting all of them out, both democrats and Republicans! Trump h is the only one we’ve ever hired that actually gives a damn about America!!!

  4. Catherine says:

    Mitch , have you forgotten that we the Americans pay your paychecks? We put you in office and we can jerk you out just as fast. Try all of you in Washington need to remember with out the working class and tax payers you would not be as well off as you are. Our fore fathers fought for our freedoms and if these other countries and illegals need freedom and money to build their country’s freedom then they can get it the same as Americans did ,Fight for it. Freedom is not Free and no other country fought for us to get ours. The Americans Come first Remember. Do as we the people tell you what we want done or loose your jobs . We pay your pay checks and we can FIRE YOU TOO. Think it over!!

    • Michael H Pollman says:

      I agee100%. They were elected to do what we want, not what they want. Somehow the Swamp has won.

    • Mercedes says:

      It’s a shame that due to Pelosi’s hatred for our President, we the people who pay these TRAITORS of the American people, and our country, have to watch our hard earned money go to foreign countries for their pet peeves that have nothing to do with the USA! THEY feel we are not NEEDY enough to receive help!#IMPEACH PELOSI and her cronies!

      • Joanne Gargano says:

        GET RID OF PELOSI. SHE NEEDS TO FLY OFF ON HER BROOMSTICK FOR A LONG VACATION IN HER MESSED UP SAN FRANCISCO! GET HER OUT OF THERE. WHEN SHE RIPPED UP TRUMPS SPEECH, SHE SHOULD HAVE BEEN FIRED! I WOULD HAVE SMACKED HER IN THE FACE!

    • Kelly Barnes says:

      Yes!!! Amen💓🙌🙏

  5. Trump honors God and our Savior Jesus Christ. He refused to take a salary and it is donated to various charities, not like the Clinton Foundation which no one knows what the Foundation does. I saw an article recently that a constitutional attorney found something that requires a republican senator to sign but McConnel told R senators not to sign. And another constitutional lawyer found another loophole that requires the Vice President to do something. So don’t lose hope. Miracles still happen. I’m praying for it. I’m old but if you are young and can find ways to help Pres Trump … GO FOR IT!!! ❤️🙏

  6. Judy says:

    If Congress is going to send large amounts of money to other countries for things that make no sense and wasteful spending then the American people should be taken care of before other countries. It’s not fair to the American people to take a back seat to other countries. The American people not all but some are in need right now of just the necessities of life so take care of your own before handing money out to others that are strangers to our government .

  7. Lillian says:

    Macgathy and Mitch McConnell are the two that need to lose their seats in 2022 , both have said no as did Graham. They claim the debt is too high, but they don’t care about the American people who put them in office.

    • Joanne Gargano says:

      TRUMP IS RIGHT. THE WORKERS HERE NEED COMPENSATION SO MUCH DEBT OURSELVES, WHY ARE WE GOING INTO MORE DEBT TO SAVE FOREIGN COUNTRIES; IT MAKES NO SENSE! CHINA CAUSED THIS MESS, LET THEM PAY – ITS TIME FOR RETRIBUTION. IM SICK OF SEEING MADE IN CHINA ON ALMOST EVERYTHING FOR SO MANY YEARS. WE HAVE SOME PRETTY STUPID POLITICIANS HERE. CLINTON HAD MANY TRIPS TO CHINA – HE IS A DISGRACE TO OUR COUNTRY. BILL AND HILLARY WERE A DISGRACE TO AMERICA! AND BIDEN AND COMPANY ARE IN BED WITH THE CHINESE COMMIES. HE IS TOO OLD AND FEEBLE AND CORRUPT. GOD SAVE US PLEASE!

  8. R. J. Brown says:

    What part of “America First” do they not understand.?

  9. Ronald & Lynn C Haket says:

    Mitch, The reason you were re-elected Was for conservatives like me and POTUS!
    Leave your Kentucky RINO hat at home and back Trump on this stimulus increase!
    All eyes are upon you, don’t be an old fool. Pass this Stimulus and have a
    Happy New Year! Yours, Ronald Haket of TEXAS.

  10. bruce says:

    While I always want more of my money in my hands VS government’s. I am more concerned with all the other junk in this bill. Will they remove the money for non-covid interests like other nations, stupid gender studies in Pakistan, counting fish, DC centers that are not even open, illegals, etc.? Hard to be concerned about fiscal responsibilities when you stuff every piece of pork in the bill. Hypocrites.

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