Senate Republicans try, fail to keep relief checks from going to inmates and illegal migrants

Senate Republicans try, fail to keep relief checks from going to inmates and illegal migrants
Convicted bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev. FBI

[Ed. – As Tom Cotton pointed out, Dylann Roof, racist church killer, and Dzhokar Tsarnaev, Boston terror bomber, will each get a $1,400 check, although you may not.]

Senate Democrats blocked an amendment by Republicans on Saturday that would have stopped taxpayer-funded stimulus checks from going to illegal aliens and incarcerated criminals.

Republican Sens. Tom Cotton (AR), Ted Cruz (TX), and Bill Cassidy (LA) offered an amendment on the Senate floor to block prisoners from being able to receive stimulus checks, which was blocked in a 49-50 vote.

“The bill includes $1400 stimulus checks for individuals who make less than $75,000,” Fox News reported. “Inmates are included among those who receive stimulus checks, just as they were in both of the previous Covid relief bills that offered $1,200 and $600 checks.”

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