Maloney Votes to Override Trump Veto & Provide $2,000 Economic Impact Payments
Washington, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) today returned to Washington, DC for two key votes in the House of Representatives. The Congresswoman voted first to pass the Caring for Americans With Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020, and then to override the President’s veto of H.R. 6395, the William M. (Mac) Thornberry National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for Fiscal Year 2021.
“Democrats have been fighting for $2,000 stimulus payments for months and throughout the COVID package negotiations. However, Republicans refused to budge and would only allow for $600 payments. We knew that this was not enough and viewed these checks as a down payment on what we will and must provide under the incoming Biden-Harris Administration. Today, I was proud to join with my colleagues to vote for the CASH Act to provide the $2,000 payments we have been fighting for. If President Trump is serious in his demands to provide these checks for the American people, he must ensure that Mitch McConnell brings the CASH Act to a vote in the Senate.
“I also voted today to override the President’s veto of the FY21 NDAA. While I did not vote for the underlying bill, it is irresponsible for the President to veto this bill after months of bipartisan, bicameral negotiations. The FY21 NDAA also includes my Corporate Transparency Act, which is a critically important bill that will strengthen our national security by cracking down on anonymous shell companies that are used by terrorists and money launderers around the world. More than two-thirds of both the House and Senate voted to approve this package, and we must follow the will of the people. Further, Trump’s reasons for vetoing this bill are self-serving and have nothing to do with protecting our national security. I voted today to respect the will of the people and to ensure no lapse in pay for the brave Americans serving our country in the military.”