Schumer Statement On New McConnell Bill That Would Deprive Americans Of A $2,000 Check

December 29, 2020

Washington, D.C. — Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) today released the following statement on Senator McConnell's new bill that would continue to deprive the American people from receiving a $2,000 check. Specifically, Sen. McConnell’s new bill changes the language in the bipartisan House-passed CASH Act to stiff adult dependents and adds the totally unrelated repeal of Section 230 as well as dangerous new provisions related to President Trump’s false election fraud claims. Text of Senator McConnell’s new bill can be found here:

“Senator McConnell knows how to make $2,000 survival checks reality and he knows how to kill them. If Sen. McConnell tries loading up the bipartisan House-passed CASH Act with unrelated, partisan provisions that will do absolutely nothing to help struggling families across the country, it will not pass the House and cannot become law – any move like this by Sen. McConnell would be a blatant attempt to deprive Americans of a $2,000 survival check. 

“Will Senate Republicans go along with Sen. McConnell’s cynical gambit or will they push him to give a vote on the standalone House-passed CASH Act?”

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