The House passed a standalone bill to boost stimulus checks from $600 to $2000 for struggling Americans under the CASH ACT.
The House voted 275-134 to increase the coronavirus relief checks to $2,000. Two House Democrats voted NO to increase direct payments to $2,000.
The bill now heads to the Senate where Republicans hold the majority.
Last week, House Republicans rejected President Donald Trump's demand to increase the $600 stimulus checks to $2,000 in the $900 billion Covid relief bill.
On Sunday night, Trump signed the Covid-19 relief package -- with $600 checks -- into law.
Trump issued a statement afterward saying he signed the pork-filled package to restart unemployment benefits and a federal ban on evictions, as well as to avoid a government shutdown.
In addition to calling on Congress to pass $2000 checks, Trump also called on Congress to eliminate Big Tech's protections under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act and to investigate incidents of voter fraud in the 2020 presidential election.
275-143: House passes legislation to increase direct payments in COVID-19 relief law to individuals from $600 to $2,000, with 2/3rds majority vote needed. 44 Republicans voted Yes with nearly all Democrats. CASH Act now heads to the Senate. pic.twitter.com/XqvGy8tGq0
— Craig Caplan (@CraigCaplan) December 28, 2020