House GOP Defies Trump, Blocks $2000 Stimulus Deal

The Washington Post reports:

House Republicans on Thursday blocked an effort by House Democrats to approve $2,000 stimulus payments for millions of Americans. Democrats were seeking to advance the measure after President Trump demanded it on Tuesday night, breaking with many of his fellow Republicans.

House Democratic leadership attempted to advance the measure by “unanimous consent,” but the effort was blocked by Republican leadership.  Trump has hinted he will not sign a $900 billion emergency economic relief package into law unless these larger stimulus payments are approved.

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