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House Backs Trump on $2,000 Checks, Daring Senate to Follow

  • Moderate Republicans join with Democrats to pass increase
  • Many GOP senators had opposed higher stimulus payments
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Watch: The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to back higher relief checks for American households which President Donald Trump has been pushing for, sending the debate to the Senate. (Source: Bloomberg)
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The House on Monday passed a bill replacing the $600 stimulus checks in the newly enacted virus relief bill with $2,000 payments, as Democrats and moderate Republicans voted in favor of a proposal backed by President Donald Trump.

The bill cleared the chamber on a 275 to 134 vote, reaching the two-thirds majority needed for the expedited procedure used Monday.