President Donald Trump continued on Friday to push for an increase in the amount of direct payments that the Covid large-scale stimulus plan should provide to Americans, but did not indicate whether he will sign or veto the existing bill.
“I made a lot of calls and met at the Trump International Conference in Palm Beach, Florida. Why don’t politicians want to give people $2,000 instead of just $600? It’s not their fault, it’s China. Give our people money. !” Trump tweeted.
Covid’s aid regulations were sent overnight from Washington, DC, to Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort in West Palm Beach, Florida, where the president was spending his vacation.
Legislators on Friday are still waiting for how Trump will proceed with the year-end spending and $900 billion Covid-1
Trump condemned the bill, saying it includes too many provisions that are not related to the pandemic and is too stingy for ordinary Americans.
After Trump’s preliminary comments on raising the payment per person to $2,000 on Tuesday, House Democrats rushed to schedule a vote on Thursday to increase the president’s request. But Republicans canceled the bill, further doubting the future of financial relief that millions of struggling Americans will face.
Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi (Nancy Pelosi) said that House Democrats will vote on an independent bill on Monday that will directly pay Americans $2,000 per person.
Trump’s comments on Tuesday plunged Washington into chaos, as lawmakers spent months crafting an agreement on the biggest piece of legislation of the year, and to the dismay of many, Trump has largely shelved negotiations After the procedure, I waited so long to express my concerns.
Before Trump’s speech, all signs and expectations indicated his intention to sign the measure as soon as it landed on his desk. The White House aide said the same.
A top Republican member of the Senate urged Trump to sign the bill on Thursday, adding that he does not support higher payments.
Roy Blunt of Missouri, chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee, told reporters: “The best way is to get the president to sign the bill. I still hope he decides to do so.”
When asked whether the bill to increase direct payment checks from $600 to $2,000 would get the 60 votes required for passage by the Senate, Blunt said, “No.”
The legislation passed by Congress includes two bills, two bills together: one is the Covid-19 relief and stimulus bill, and the other is a huge spending bill aimed at funding the government by September. If the spending bill is not enacted, the government will have to shut down from Tuesday.