Updated: 8:10 pm
President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic rescue plan on Sunday, ending a few days after he refused to accept the bipartisan agreement. The agreement will provide companies and individuals with long-sought cash and avoid a federal government shutdown.
This huge bill includes $1.4 trillion in funding to fund government agencies by September, as well as other priorities at the end of the session, such as funding for the underfunded transportation system and increasing food stamp revenue.
Trump announced the signature in a statement on Sunday night, which showed that he was frustrated with COVID-19 relief because he only offered a check for $600 to most Americans instead of the 2000 rejected by his Republican colleagues. Dollar. He also complained about what he considered unnecessary expenditures for the entire government. But Trump’s 1
Trump said in the statement: “I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message to make it clear to Congress that we need to remove wasted items.”
Although the President insisted on sending the “redlined version” to Congress and deleting it in the cancellation process, these are only suggestions to Congress. The signed bill may not necessarily be changed.
Parliamentarians now have some breathing room and can continue to debate whether relief inspections should reach the size required by the president. The Democratic-led House of Representatives supports larger checks and is scheduled to vote on the issue on Monday, but the Republican-controlled Senate is expected to ignore it in the face of opposition to spending.
Republicans and Democrats quickly welcomed Trump’s decision to sign the bill into law.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said: “The compromise bill is not perfect, but it will bring great benefits to the Kentuckers and Americans in desperate need of help across the country. “I thank the President for signing this relief. legal. “
The Democrats promised more aid to once President-elect Biden takes office, but the Republicans signal a wait and see attitude.
Faced with increasing economic difficulties, the spread of disease and imminent work stoppages, members of Congress on Sunday urged Trump to sign legislation immediately and then asked Congress to follow up with other assistance. In addition to unemployment benefits and family benefits, money for vaccine distribution, businesses, public transportation systems that are short of cash, etc. are all online. The protection against eviction is also pending.
I-Vt Senator Bernie Sanders said: “What the President is doing right now is incredible.” “So many people have been injured….It’s crazy, this president must finally… …Do the right thing for the American people without worrying about his ego.”
Republican Senator Pat Tumei of Pennsylvania said that he understands Trump “wants to be remembered for advocating large checks, but the danger is that if he allows this to expire, he will be confused, painful, and uncomfortable. Stable behavior is remembered.”
Toomey added: “So, as I said, I think the best thing to do is to sign the agreement and then defend the subsequent legislation.”
Republican Maryland Governor Larry Hogan expressed the same view, criticizing Trump’s pandemic response and his efforts to cancel the election results. He said: “I’m just guessing what he will do next.”
Republican Representative Adam Kinzinger of Illinois said that Trump “plays this ancient switcheroo game” is too risky.
He said: “I don’t understand this.” “I don’t know what I’m doing, why I’m doing it, unless it’s because you lost the election to create chaos, show strength and feel frustrated.”
Since Trump proposed the agreement, Washington has been relentless. Point your finger at government officials, including Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, as lawmakers try to understand whether their position on Trump has been misled.
Ginziger said: “After the president himself negotiated something that the president didn’t want, he is now in trouble. It’s just-surprising,”
Kinzinger spoke on CNN’s “League of Nations”, and Hogan and Sanders spoke on ABC’s “This Week.”
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