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House Votes to Increase Personal Stimulus from $600 to $2,000 but Senate Still Needs to Pass the Legislation

Also at Issue is the Passage of Vital Defense Spending Act

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On Monday, the US House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to pass stimulus checks in the amount of $2,000 for eligible Americans. The new bill is a standalone piece of legislation that would change the amount of the current stimulus, increasing it from $600. The bill now goes to the Senate for final approval, however, political experts are split on whether they believe that this branch of Congress will pass the increased amount of money into law.

Not So Fast: The move to increase the stimulus checks came just one day after President Donald Trump signed into law the latest round of COVID-19 relief. At that point, the government was ready to begin cutting checks for up to $600 for each eligible American. The president signed the current legislation after saying that he would not until the stimulus amount had been increased from $600 to $2,000.

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