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Bernie Sanders To Delay Defense Veto Override In Bid For $2,000 Stimulus Checks

Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vermont) plans to block an effort to override President Donald Trump‘s veto of a defense bill unless the Senate holds a vote on providing a direct payment of $2,000 to Americans. Sanders cannot ultimately stop the veto override vote, but he can delay it until New Year’s Day, making things more difficult for the GOP. “McConnell and the Senate want to expedite the override vote and I understand that. But I’m not going to allow that to happen unless there is a vote, no matter how long that takes, on the $2,000 direct payment,” Sanders said in an interview on Monday night. A…

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