By: Zachary Lopez (ZachNews):
Source: The White House (Information):
West Palm Beach, Florida: United States President Donald Trump has signed the massive bill on Sunday, December 27th, 2020 for COVID-19 pandemic relief and funding the government.
The bill was approved by the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate on Monday, December 21st, 2020; passing with 359 votes in the House and 92 votes in the Senate.
The signing of the bill occurred at Donald Trump’s private club in Florida, and includes $600 stimulus checks for Americans who earn less than $75,000 per year; $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies through September 2021; and contains other end-of-session priorities such as money for cash-starved transit systems and an increase in food stamp benefits.
Back on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020, President Donald Trump signed the bill without the amount of the stimulus checks being changed, for the stimulus checks payments to be increased to $2,000 or $4,000 for couple.
President Donald Trump signed the bill without the amount of the stimulus checks being changed.
Back on Tuesday, December 22nd, 2020, President Donald Trump asked the United States Congress to be increased to $2,000 or $4,000 for couple instead of the $600 stimulus checks.
In a statement Sunday night, President Donald Trump said, “I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. 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 also reiterated that he wanted a bill that gave $2,000 to Americans, and calls on United States Congress to make more revisions to the bill.
In a statement, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell applauded President Donald Trump for signing the package and preventing a shutdown “at a time when our nation could not have afforded one.”
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