U.S. House approves $2,000 stimulus checks backed by Trump

    Rep. Glenn Grothman
    Rep. Glenn Grothman

    But it’s yet to be seen whether the proposal can overcome opposition from Senate Republicans, who on Tuesday blocked a push by Democrats for an immediate vote on approving $2,000 checks. During negotiations over additional pandemic relief measures, the GOP majority had balked at repeating the $1,200 payments sent this spring when unemployment rolls surged nationally.

    Laura Olson
    Laura covers the nation's capital as a senior reporter for States Newsroom, a network of nonprofit outlets that includes Wisconsin Examiner. Her areas of coverage include politics and policy, lobbying, elections, and campaign finance.