Outlook Unclear For $2,000 COVID-19 Relief Payments As Action Shifts To Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., pictured on Capitol Hill on Dec. 20, has blocked an attempt to have senators vote on increasing direct coronavirus relief payments.

Democrats excoriated majority Republicans and Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Tuesday, but the road ahead remains uncertain for more in direct disbursements from the government.

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