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.

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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.

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