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McConnell blocks Senate Democrats’ move to pass $2,000 coronavirus checks; Trump weighs in

Democrat Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders called for a full vote on the measure in the coming days, but Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was noncommittal

By Dareh Gregorian

NBC News

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday shot down a Democratic bid to answer President Donald Trump’s call for increased direct coronavirus payments to Americans, but the measure’s ultimate fate in the GOP-controlled chamber is unclear.

President Donald Trump responded to McConnell’s blocking of the payment increase in a Tweet.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., moved to pass the bill by unanimous…

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