Frank Grass from USA [Public domain]
GOP leaders have reportedly backed $600 stimulus checks for Americans.
According to The Daily Wire:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) have reportedly informed the Trump administration that they support $600 stimulus checks for Americans in any new COVID-19 stimulus package.
McCarthy said he and McConnell backed the stimulus checks now included in the White House’s $916 billion compromise measure, Axios reported. The liberal political website said the inclusion of the checks was discussed Tuesday among McCarthy, McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows.
A bipartisan group of senators introduced last week called for $908 billion in COVID-19 relief, but that bill also did not include checks for Americans.
That bill would deliver another $160 billion to states and cities and $180 billion for unemployment insurance, two issues Democrats have pushed hard. The unemployment benefits would pay $300 per week for 18 weeks, retroactive to Dec. 1, which is half of what was included in the CARES Act passed in March.
McConnell originally opposed the stimulus checks for Americans.