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Rubio Urges Biden to Break ‘Paralysis in Washington’ and Push for $2,000 Stimulus Checks

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Rubio Urges Biden to Break ‘Paralysis in Washington’ and Push for $2,000 Stimulus Checks

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) urged President-elect Joe Biden to bridge partisan divides in Washington and push Congress to adopt a narrow bill that would deliver $2,000 stimulus checks rather than pad relief legislation with unrelated issues. “Please do not allow direct payments to the American people to get caught up in the normal political games by adding a wish list of far left or other unrelated priorities to this legislation,” Rubio wrote in a letter obtained by Axios. “All too often, popular and necessary legislation is used as leverage to secure passage for policies that cannot pass on their own merit,” the Florida Republican wrote. “We have already seen it in the midst of the pandemic when additional funding for small businesses was blocked repeatedly for months on end.” Rubio was referring to Republican efforts to deliver targeted relief measures that were repeatedly blocked by Democrats, who held out for a more comprehensive …

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