Second stimulus check update: Trump prints $ 600 check, but no unemployment incentive

McConnell said Congress will not postpone the long-overdue COVID-19 exemption. He said earlier that he would not put down on the ground any epidemic reduction bill that does not include the liability protection sought by businesses, universities, nonprofits and others who reopen in a pandemic. He approved the $ 300 a week unemployment benefit this summer, but Republicans dropped the idea in two failed votes in the fall.