In a 275-134 vote on Monday, the U.S. House passed HR 9051 (CASH Act), a measure to increase from $600 to $2,000 direct payment relief checks.
The bill now goes to the U.S. Senate which is scheduled to reconvene Tuesday.
The checks are part of a $900 billion pandemic relief package President Trump signed Sunday, urging lawmakers to increase the amount of the stimulus checks to $2,000.
U.S. Rep. Rick Crawford (R-Arkansas, District 1) was one of 44 Republicans voting for the increase.
U.S. Reps. Bruce Westerman (R-Arkansas, District 4), French Hill (R-Arkansas, District 2) and Steve Womack (R- Arkansas, District 3) all voted against the bill.
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer said he will try to quickly pass the legislation in the Senate.
“The House just took a strong, bipartisan vote to pass $2,000 checks. Tomorrow, I’ll move to pass the bill in the Senate,” Schumer said in a tweet Monday night on Twitter. “Workers, families, and people are crying out for help. Every Senate Democrat is for this relief. Senate Republicans should not stand in the way.”
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has made no public comment on how he plans to handle the issue.