Last night, President Trump signed the pandemic-aid bill, which will allow Americans to receive relief during the China-virus pandemic.
The bill was originally rejected due to Trump demanding Americans receive $2,000, instead of the minimal $600 dollars. He also noted that the additional spending included in the bill was “wasteful” and needed to be removed. The removal of additional “wasteful” provisions was an effort that Democrats said they would not do.
In addition to the pandemic-relief bill, President Trump wants Congress to pass an additional piece of legislation that would increase payments to Americans to the amount of $2,000. The House has signaled that they are planning to vote on this bill today.
Alluding to his effort to provide meaningful relief to the American people, Trump said, “Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!”
The Senate is scheduled to return on Tuesday, where they are expected to vote on the bill. Speaking of Trump’s decision to sign the current pandemic-aid bill, Mitch McConnell said, “His leadership has prevented a government shutdown at a time when our nation could not have afforded one.”