Sen. Lindsey Graham advocates for $2,000 stimulus checks as McConnell stalls

Sen. Lindsey Graham advocates for $2,000 stimulus checks as McConnell stalls
(Source: Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call/Pool via AP)

COLUMBIA, S.C. (WIS) - Sen. Lindsey Graham has released a statement regarding the amount U.S. citizens will receive from the COVID-19 stimulus checks.

Earlier this week Congress approved the distribution of $600 stimulus checks.

Graham tweeted Friday night advocating for the stimulus check to be increased to $2,000.

He stated that the increase should not be considered socialism. “2k direct payment for individuals and families who are struggling is not socialism,” Graham tweeted.

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The House has passed a stand-alone bill to increase stimulus payments to $2,000 for anyone making less than $75,000 a year. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has blocked the bill from coming for a vote on the Senate floor.

The Senate will reconvene on Sunday at 11:45 a.m.

You can read the full tweets below:

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