However, the majority of Republicans in the Senate are still against the plan.
“We should focus on the $ 900 billion that we have already approved and that Secretary Mnuchin helped us negotiate,” said Senator John Cornyn of Texas.
“Rather than properly appreciating these good things and focusing on the ‘bigger checks’ issue, he” undermines the very positive effects of what we have already done. “
“It’s such a large number,” said Senator James M. Inhofe of Oklahoma. “I find it difficult to support that.”
A decision by Mr McConnell to tie all of Mr Trump’s claims together could bring the legislation to a standstill. Democrats are unlikely to advocate a hasty overhaul of the legal protections currently in place for social media companies known as Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, particularly measures proposed by Republican senators to counter what they consider anti-conservatives Keep bias.
Mr Trump attacked Section 230 for months, arguing with no evidence that the law allows websites to censor conservative views. Data shows that conservatives and publishers often thrive online. Conservative Republicans have introduced several bills dealing with the issue in the past two years, although none of them have become law.
While the Section 230 concerns are non-partisan, it is unlikely that lawmakers can reach an agreement on this issue within the next week. Mr Trump and his allies have not yet found any significant common ground with Democrats, who particularly want changes related to discriminatory advertising or terrorist content online.
“If Senator McConnell tries to load the bipartisan, House-passed CASH Act with unrelated, partisan provisions that do absolutely nothing to get families in trouble across the country, it will not happen to the House and it cannot become law” said Schumer in a statement. “Every move Senator McConnell took would be an obvious attempt to strip the Americans of a $ 2,000 survival check.”
Despite the lack of action on a major check, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, said in a tweet on Tuesday that the $ 600 checks will be in bank accounts Tuesday evening and last until next week, while the checks will be mailed on Wednesday.