Trump Tells Congress To Amend $900 Billion Covid-19 Relief Bill
On Tuesday, in a surprising move, President Trump requested that Congress make changes to the new Covid-19 Relief Bill before he would be willing to sign it.
Said Trump via a video released on Twitter, "I'm asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2000 or $4000 per couple. I'm also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items in this legislation or to send me a suitable bill.
The message was particularly surprising as the White House stated on Monday that Trump would sign the legislation as soon as he received it.
On Monday, lawmakers in the House of Representatives and Senate voted to pass a $900 Billion Covid-19 Relief Package together with a massive $1.4 Trillion Government Spending Bill.
The new bill includes a second round of stimulus checks of $600 per individual, an additional $300 per week in jobless benefits, aid to accelerate vaccine distribution and up to $284 Billion for small business loans, amongst other measures.
Now, with Trump's latest response, the passage of the bill is less certain.
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