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McConnell introduces competing bill for $2K stimulus checks

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US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), as they hold a meeting about tax reform in the Roosevelt Room. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

OAN Newsroom
UPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Tuesday, December 29, 2020

In an effort to compete with the Democrat-approved bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced his own bill to provide $2,000 stimulus checks.

McConnell proposed the new bill on Tuesday, shortly after he rejected a request for unanimous consent on the House’s bill.

#UPDATE McConnell blocks Schumer’s unanimous consent request for $2K stimulus checks – https://t.co/jDy0hUSGhZ #OANN https://t.co/cqOu8JSx25

— One America News (@OANN) December 29, 2020

Unlike the Democrat approved bill, however, McConnell’s version would repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Additionally, it would set up a commission to study voter fraud. This came after Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) vowed to delay a vote to override President Trump’s veto of the NDAA until the Senate votes on the stimulus payments.

McConnell’s bill could provide a work-around to that filibuster.

Unless Republicans have a death wish, and it is also the right thing to do, they must approve the $2000 payments ASAP. $600 IS NOT ENOUGH! Also, get rid of Section 230 – Don’t let Big Tech steal our Country, and don’t let the Democrats steal the Presidential Election. Get tough! https://t.co/GMotstu7OI

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 29, 2020

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