The New Paper

December 31, 2020

McConnell says no realistic path to quickly passing covid payment increase

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said there is “no realistic path” for the Senate to quickly approve a House-backed standalone bill that aims to increase coronavirus relief payments from $600 to $2,000. While McConnell introduced separate legislation this week (which packages the increase with two other presidential priorities), neither bill has received full Congressional support and the path to potentially increased payments remains unclear.

More context: The $900B coronavirus relief bill passed in Congress last week includes $600 payments to most Americans. The payments (which phase out above individual income levels of $75k) began arriving earlier this week.
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