McConnell introduces competing bill for $2K stimulus checks

US President Donald Trump speaks alongside Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R), as they hold a meeting about tax reform in the Roosevelt Room. (SAUL LOEB/AFP via Getty Images)

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UPDATED 3:05 PM PT – Tuesday, December 29, 2020

In an effort to compete with the Democrat-approved bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell introduced his own bill to provide $2,000 stimulus checks.

McConnell proposed the new bill on Tuesday, shortly after he rejected a request for unanimous consent on the House’s bill.

Unlike the Democrat approved bill, however, McConnell’s version would repeal Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act.

Additionally, it would set up a commission to study voter fraud. This came after Sen. Bernie Sanders (D-Vt.) vowed to delay a vote to override President Trump’s veto of the NDAA until the Senate votes on the stimulus payments.

McConnell’s bill could provide a work-around to that filibuster.

RELATED: McConnell Blocks Schumer’s Unanimous Consent Request For $2K Stimulus Checks

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