Rob Reiner, Sarah Cooper and more aren't happy with the Senate majority leader, who blocked a proposal by Chuck Schumer and Bernie Sanders to unanimously pass the emergency funding.
In a shrewd play for $2,000 stimulus checks, Sanders is leveraging a Pentagon bill to try to secure aid for millions of struggle Americans
Loeffler And Perdue are in position to end this battle right now, but they're backing McConnell's power-play instead.
GOP Senator Ron Johnson previously blocked two efforts to pass a round of $1,200 stimulus checks.
Trump's delay in signing the bill means it will take a few days for government agencies and states to organize, shrinking the bonus unemployment benefit window from 11 weeks to 10, at a loss of $300 per job seeker.
The government will not ask you to pay anything up front in order to receive the payment, the Federal Trade Commission says.
The maximum amount, which could go up if the Senate votes to pass higher payments, declines incrementally compared to how much people earn over certain thresholds.
The House voted to approve the proposal last night, but the Senate could still block the measure.
The Senate majority leader is facing a push to facilitate direct payments being boosted from $600 to $2,000, with the House having passed a measure backing such a move.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he would move to quickly pass the legislation on the Senate floor on Tuesday.
The lawmakers said the proposal was "ineffective" as they raised concerns about public debt.
The president has pushed for higher direct payments, with this issue having in part contributed to his delay in signing the latest relief legislation.
Rep. Kevin Brady faced backlash on social media Monday after saying stimulus checks won't "stimulate the local economy."
"It was a disastrous capitulation any way you slice it," tweeted Newsmax host John Cardillo on Monday.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) called on Republicans in the GOP-controlled chamber to "not stand in the way" of the move to increase stimulus checks to $2,000.
"Congress should quickly pass legislation to increase direct payments to Americans to $2,000," Republican Florida Senator Marco Rubio said on Monday.
Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez blasted Rep. Kurt Schrader for voting and speaking out against a House bill that passed Monday, which would increase stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000.
The provision's fate in the upper chamber remains a question mark, as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not offered assurances he will consider the additional relief, despite a demand by President Trump.
The House of Representatives was expected to vote on the stimulus payment increase Monday evening.
A push to increase the relief payments from $600 to $2,000 is expected to be backed in the House but its path through the Senate is uncertain.
The former White House chief of staff said the president was expressing his displeasure with the bill and that "Congress is broken."
The congressional battle over $2,000 stimulus checks is a sign of the struggles that may be ahead for a Biden Administration.
Republican senators have been elusive on whether or not they would back an increase to direct checks.
The president signed a bill authorizing up to $600 payments on Sunday, to aid those suffering financial difficulties amid the pandemic.
"Congress will vote on additional stimulus checks," said Senator Lindsey Graham.
Most Americans will receive $600 stimulus checks with an additional $600 for dependents up to 17 years of age as part of the COVID-19 relief legislation.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey has a grim outlook for President Trump's legacy, should he ultimately veto a $900 billion stimulus package.
"Unfortunately we see Speaker Pelosi continuing to play political games," Congressman John Rose, a Tennessee Republican, said.
The president's stance has been met with criticism from both sides of the political divide ahead of a vote on increasing the stimulus payments.
Gig-workers, freelancers and as well as long-term unemployed to lose benefits as Trump refuses to sign $900 billion relief package.