U.S. Senate to address Trump's request on stimulus checks - McConnell

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), walks from his office to the Senate floor following an agreement of a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package over the weekend, which still has to be voted on, on Capitol Hill Washington, D.C., U.S., December 21, 2020. REUTERS/Ken Cedeno/File Photo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday said senators this week will address President Donald Trump’s request that $2,000 stimulus checks be sent to Americans struggling during the COVID-19 pandemic.

McConnell, the top Republican in the U.S. Senate, said senators will also address Trump’s requests regarding social media company protections and the president’s allegations of widespread election fraud, which have so far been unsubstantiated.

Reporting by Jason Lange; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama