Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Tuesday introduced a bill that combines the $2,000 direct payments requested by President Donald Trump with other issues the president backs, including repealing a law that shields big tech companies and a review of voter fraud allegations.
“Those are the three important subjects the president has linked together. This week the Senate will begin a process to bring those three priorities into focus,” McConnell said.
The commission would "make recommendations to Congress to improve the security, integrity, and administration of Federal elections," the bill states.
Schumer has voiced his opposition to McConnell's move to tie together three of the president's requests in one bill.
"If Sen. McConnell tries loading up the bipartisan House-passed CASH Act with unrelated, partisan provisions that will do absolutely nothing to help struggling families across the country, it will not pass the House and cannot become law—any move like this by Sen. McConnell would a blatant attempt to deprive Americans of a $2,000 survival check," he said in a statement.
"Will Senate Republicans go along with Sen. McConnell’s cynical gambit or will they push him to give a vote on the standalone House-passed CASH Act?”
"It will not pass the House and cannot become law," Schumer continued, referring to the Democratic-majority House of Representatives. "Senator McConnell knows how to make $2,000 survival checks reality and he knows how to kill them."
It is unclear when McConnell’s bill might get a vote. McConnell’s office didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment by The Epoch Times. His office has not publicly announced the new bill.
McConnell indicated on Tuesday that the Senate would “begin a process” to focus on the issues highlighted in his new bill this week.