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The House of Representatives passed a bill Monday evening that would increase Americans' stimulus checks to $2,000 - something President Donald Trump demanded.
Democrats used a fast-track procedure to get the bill through, meaning two-thirds of the House needed to sign on.
All but two House Democrats who voted Monday were joined by 44 Republicans to get the bill through, with the final vote total being 275 yeas to 134 nays.
Twenty-one lawmakers didn't vote.
Now the bill's fate is in the Senate's hands - where Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has not been openly supportive.
On Sunday night when Trump signed the giant spending and COVID-19 stimulus bill - after flirting with vetoing it for several days - he repeated his demand for Americans to receive $2,000 checks, instead or the $600 payments outlined in the legislation.
'As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child,' Trump said.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is seen on Capitol Hill Monday. Pelosi and House Democrats were successful in passing a bill that would increase Americans' stimulus checks to $2,000
Just two Democrats defected from their caucus, while 44 Republicans joined the effort to increase the stimulus checks to $2,000, up from the $600 that was originally in the COVID-19 relief legislation