Rep. Steny Hoyer offered the proposal today, but it was blocked by the House GOP
December 24, 2020 | 9:55 AM ET
In a seemingly scrooge move on Christmas Eve, House Republicans blocked a Democratic attempt to pass $2,000 direct payments to Americans, as the fate of the massive coronavirus relief package passed by Congress earlier in the week hangs in the balance.
Earlier this week, President Trump threatened to veto the proposed bill if Congress did not increase the payments from $600 to $2,000 while cutting the wasteful spending projects.
Rep. Steny Hoyer, D-Md., offered the proposal today from the House floor, but was blocked because the measure was not approved by House Minority Leader Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif, CNBC reports.