The WSJ board ridiculed $2,000 direct payments, saying it "won't benefit the economy since recipients aren't going to change their behavior knowing it's merely a one-time check."
Only individuals who make less than $75,000 annually, heads of households whose income is less than $112,500 and married couples who earn less than $150,000 can qualify to receive the entire $2,000 stimulus check
"These people believe they are being patriotic because they are supporting Donald Trump," Olivia Troye said.
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.
A group of Republican Trump supporters, including one Texas congressman, have filed a new lawsuit in a last-ditch attempt to overturn the election results.
Individuals with $87,000 in annual income and married couples making $174,000 are among those who will not be eligible.
"The only thing I'm surrendering to is the Constitution and the will of the people," Representative Adam Kinzinger said in response to Representative Mo Brooks.
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.
"We do need to get $2,000 out to every working-class individual in this country," the Vermont senator said.
Republican Senator Pat Toomey has a grim outlook for President Trump's legacy, should he ultimately veto a $900 billion stimulus package.
"Nancy Pelosi gave the members of the House just a few hours to read six thousand pages of legislation, she did that because she had stuffed this bill full of pork," said Colorado Congressman Ken Buck.
The president-elect warned about the possibilities of unemployment benefits expiring as well as the economic impact that blocking the bill could have for small businesses.
"They will raise money and gain followers by blaming everyone else knowing full well they can't do anything. It's sad, and an utter scam," GOP Congressman Adam Kinzinger tweeted Saturday.
"The best way out of this is for the president to sign the bill," Senator Roy Blunt told reporters.
In the wake of Congress passing a $900 billion coronavirus stimulus package and a $1.4 trillion omnibus spending bill, Americans are concerned that more funding went to foreign aid than to the millions of people struggling at home.
"This president is holding up much needed help to them during some of the darkest days of American history," Representative Andy King said.
Forcing self-described Democratic moderates to declare where they stand is the beginning of the fight to keep America from lurching sharply to the left.
President Donald Trump has also seen a steep decline in his approval rating since the spring.
House Republicans have blocked the Democrats' effort to raise the stimulus checks to $2,000 in line with the president's demand.
Representative Tom Reed, an early supporter of President Trump, encouraged the president to sign the spending package despite objections over foreign aid so Americans could receive relief during the pandemic.
The block by Republicans was expected. However, it further underscored how at odds GOP lawmakers and the outgoing president are about stimulus spending, along with casting further doubt about the fate of the relief package.
The political consultant gave a first TV interview following his presidential pardon to Fox News's Tucker Carlson.
The president also took issue with a provision that would rename 10 Confederate Army installations within three years.
"We have to deliver and we have to deliver bold, it cannot be incremental," Progressive Caucus chair Pramila Jayapal told Newsweek.
"If the President truly wants to join us in $2,000 payments," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote to fellow Democrats, "he should call upon Leader McCarthy to agree to our Unanimous Consent request."
"I'm 100% on board with $2000 survival checks for struggling families. House and Senate Dems are united on this," Warren tweeted on Wednesday.
Senator Amy Klobuchar suggested Trump's veto of the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill was purposely timed to come as most federal aid expires at the end of the year.
But the Republican senator said Trump's call for $2,000 stimulus checks is a "really foolish, eggheaded, left-wing, socialist idea."
In a video, the president railed against the legislation for not providing enough in direct payments to Americans.
The internal White House email was sent despite efforts by the president and his GOP allies to overturn the election's results.