GOP rebuffs Trump on $2K aid, defense as Congress wraps up
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate has wrapped up a rare New Year’s Day session with Republicans rejecting President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 COVID-19 aid checks.
They also overrode his veto of a sweeping defense bill.
Together, it was an unusual one-two rebuke at the end of a chaotic Congress.
Democrats vowed to try again to approve more COVID-19 aid when the new Congress convenes Sunday.
Trump lashed out at GOP leaders, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says Congress has provided enough pandemic aid, for now.
Smaller $600 checks are being mailed to households.