Senate Republicans to introduce new plan for $1,200 stimulus checks TODAY and could set up vote 'as soon as this week'

SENATE Republicans are set to introduce a new plan for $1,200 stimulus checks today and could set up a procedural vote "as soon as this week."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell confirmed the news on Tuesday, explaining that Republicans are introducing a "new targeted proposal."

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McConnell said that despite not including "every idea our party likes," the new plan focuses on "urgent healthcare, education and economic issues."

The senator went on to insist that he "will be moving immediately today to set up a floor vote as soon as this week."

He also took the opportunity to slam Democrats Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer for "blocking" the previously proposed stimulus package.

In a series of tweets, McConnell wrote: "Senate Republicans have been trying for months to deliver more COVID-19 relief to American families. Speaker Pelosi and Leader Schumer have blocked us at every turn.

"Every action has suggested they simply do not want families to get any more bipartisan help before the election."

Just one day ago, the House Speaker blasted Republicans who are "refusing to lift a finger" for the coronavirus check deal.

Democrats and Republicans were still butting heads on several issues – including the cost of the package – when Congress adjourned for a summer break in August.

Lawmakers are due to return from recess today, leaving many Americans hopeful that a bill similar to the Cares package, and another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, will get approval by the end of this week.

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