No $2,000 checks? Trump signs pandemic aid & spending bill… but hopes Congress will vote to increase payouts

No $2,000 checks? Trump signs pandemic aid & spending bill… but hopes Congress will vote to increase payouts

President Trump has signed into law a $2.3 trillion package, averting a partial government shutdown, after lawmakers rejected his proposal to increase direct aid to Americans while cutting out a slew of aid for foreign countries.

“I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed,” Trump said in a statement.

I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.

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