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.
President Donald Trump’s statement on signing coronavirus relief and government funding bill. pic.twitter.com/UsJvepaqhW
— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) December 28, 2020
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