Senate Vote Indicates Strong Bipartisan Support for Targeted COVID-19 Stimulus Checks

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A Senate vote on Thursday indicated strong bipartisan support for more targeted stimulus checks in the next COVID-19 relief package.

Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., and Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, proposed an amendment that called for “targeting” checks and making sure that “upper-income taxpayers are not eligible.”

The Senate voted 99-1 in support of the amendment. Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky., was the only person to vote against it.

“I don’t think a single person on this floor would disagree to target the relief to our neighbors who are struggling to pay…

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