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Mitch McConnell

Defying Trump, McConnell puts off vote on $2,000 checks, urges override of defense bill veto
World

Defying Trump, McConnell puts off vote on $2,000 checks, urges override of defense bill veto

  • Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday put off a vote on increasing COVID-19 relief checks from $600 to $2,000 and urged senators to override President Donald Trump’s veto of a defense bill.
  • McConnell tied the larger checks, which were demanded by Trump and supported by Democrats, to two other measures the president wants but which most Democrats oppose.
Published 30 Dec, 2020 03:39pm
Stocks, pound, oil sink as virus surge trumps stimulus deal
Markets

Stocks, pound, oil sink as virus surge trumps stimulus deal

  • Oil prices also sank as the new containment measures hammered expectations for travel over the Christmas period, with the discovery of a mutated and more infectious strain of the coronavirus in Britain also leading several governments to ban flights from the country.
Published 21 Dec, 2020 08:35am