House Set To Vote On Increasing Stimulus Checks

Members of the U.S. House of Representatives are set to vote on a bill that would increase individual stimulus payouts from $600 to $2,000. The vote comes shortly after members of Congress reportedly came to an agreement for $600 stimulus checks. However, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and members of the Trump administration have remained steadfast in their support for larger stimulus checks.

"I simply want to get our great people $2,000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill," President Donald Trump tweeted.

The push for a $2.3 trillion COVID-19 relief package that included $600 checks succeeded when the President signed off on it. However, the push for larger stimulus checks survived and has gained the support of Democrats both in the House and Senate.

"Every Senate Democrat is for it, but unfortunately, we don’t have the Republicans on board," Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said.

"These Senate Republicans have followed you through thick and thin. Get them now to act and to support the $2,000 checks."

Republicans in the Senate initially blocked the push for $2,000 checks, but the movement is gaining steam as time goes on. Most recently, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham surprised many by offering his support for larger payouts.

"I am convinced he is more determined than ever to increase stimulus payments to $2000 per person and challenge Section 230 big tech liability protection," Graham tweeted.

"I hope Congress is listening. The biggest winner would be the American people."

With the Republican-controlled Senate still divided, the House is set to vote on the latest measure at approximately 5 p.m. on Monday.

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