Republican and Democratic officials urged Donald Trump to sign government spending legislation on Sunday, including a new coronavirus stimulus bill, as a result, millions of Americans have run out of unemployment insurance.
Last week, Trump suddenly asked Congress to approve a direct payment of $2,000 instead of the $600 stipulated in the legislation. Trump put the entire $900 billion aid package at risk. The measure will also provide funding for the federal government by September 30, which means the shutdown will begin on Tuesday without the president’s signature or further congressional action.
“Sign the bill and complete this work,”
US Senator Bernie Sanders (Bernie Sanders), I-Vt. On the ABC’s program this week, it said: “You can’t just pay the bill.” “Sign the bill, Mr. President, and then immediately on Monday and Tuesday, we can transfer $2,000 directly to working families in the country.”
U.S. Senator Rat Pa. agreed that the President will sign the bill now. Tommy said, then, Trump can always advocate another bill that would increase the direct payment to $2,000.
Tommy said on Fox News on Sunday: “Even if you are the President of the United States, you won’t get everything you want.” His government assisted in negotiations, and now we have a bill. I think we should do this. “
Toomey added: “When he left the office, I understood that he wanted to be remembered for advocating large checks.” He opposed the $2,000 check. “But the danger is that if he allows this behavior to expire, he will be remembered for his chaotic, painful and unstable behavior.”
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Discussions are scheduled to take place on Monday before the House of Representatives vote on separate legislation Increase the payment amount to $2,000. Democrats in the House of Representatives tried to pass the bill unanimously on Thursday, but Republicans blocked the attempt.
Members of the New Jersey Congressional delegation participated in a chorus of legislators on Sunday, urging Trump to sign the original legislation.
Democratic Party 7th District Representative Tom Malinowski tweeted: “Millions of Americans are losing their unemployment benefits due to the President’s inaction. The President has no excuse to postpone this. Critical aid,” said Democratic U.S. Senator Corey Booker, “if the bill is not signed into law, then “states will not allocate critical funds for vaccines.”
Members of the two parties, composed of senators and representatives from both parties, began stimulating negotiations with a $908 billion proposal on Sunday and called for quick action to sign or veto the legislation.
The lawmakers said, “We ask you to sign the emergency relief bill,” said D-5th Dist Representative Josh Gottheimer. “However, if your objection to the COVID-19 Relief Act prevents you from signing, please reject it immediately. You have made your position clear and quickly rejecting it can enable those in favor to take action before it is too late.”
The $900 billion package, which includes $600 in stimulus checks, more small business funding, and an 11-week extension of unemployment insurance benefits, was passed by an overwhelming majority of Congress last Monday and received Trump’s finances. Complimented by Minister Steven Mnuchin, who helped negotiate this measure.
Sanders said on the ABC: “Everyone thinks Mnuchin is the representative of the White House.” “That’s an assumption that everyone has.”
But then Trump issued a tweet on Tuesday night calling the legislation a “disgrace” and calling for an increase in the check to $2,000 and repeating his request over the weekend.
US Senator Roy Blunt, the fourth-ranked Republican senator in the House of Representatives, said that Senate Republicans are unlikely to get enough support to pass higher payments.
“If we deal with this issue, I would be surprised,” Blunt said last week.
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