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U.S. Sen. Schumer says Democratic Senate to make $2,000 stimulus payment top priority

FILE PHOTO: Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) listens during his virtual meeting with retired U.S. General Lloyd Austin at the Capitol in Washington, U.S., December 15, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday predicted Democrats will win control of the Senate for the next two years once all votes are counted in a special election in Georgia, as he promised to deliver “bold change” for America.

Schumer, who is poised to become Senate majority leader, told reporters: “One of the first things that I want to do when our new senators are seated is deliver the $2,000 check” to help people get through the coronavirus pandemic.

Reporting by Richard Cowan; Editing by Chizu Nomiyama

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