House passes bill to increase $600 stimulus checks to $2,000. It now goes to the Senate.

  • The House passed a bill to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 in a vote on Monday. The vote passed 275 to 134.
  • President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief package on Sunday, renewing his calls for Congress to raise the amount of the checks to $2,000.
  • GOP leaders in the Senate have signaled their opposition to raising the dollar amount of the checks.
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The House of Representatives passed a bill to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 in a vote on Monday. The vote passed 275 to 134.

President Donald Trump signed the $900 billion bipartisan coronavirus relief package — which includes the $600 stimulus checks — on Sunday, renewing his calls for Congress to raise the amount of the checks to $2,000.

GOP leaders in the Senate, however, have signaled their opposition to raising the dollar amount of the checks.

In his statement Sunday, the president said he wants "far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child," adding that he is demanding "many rescissions" to the bill.

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