By Adam Ganucheau | KTAR
The U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 on Monday evening to increase the second round of federal direct payments to Americans from $600 to $2,000 — an action demanded by President Donald Trump in recent days as he threatened to veto the larger stimulus plan.
Nearly every House Democrat voted on Monday to increase the direct checks to Americans. They were joined by 44 Republicans, meeting a two-thirds threshold needed for the resolution to pass.
In total, 134 House members — including 130 Republicans — voted against the measure. Twenty-one House Republicans did not vote, and two independents voted against the measure.