Trump Signs Controversial COVID-Relief Bill

Trump Signs Controversial COVID-Relief Bill

Daniel Molina
Daniel Molina
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December 27, 2020

After delaying over a disagreement as to how much money Americans should be receiving in a second stimulus check to combat financial concerns stemming from COVID, it is now being reported that President Donald Trump (R) has signed the controversial bill that has received criticism over its large amount of “pork.” In an effort to avoid a government shutdown during the COVID-10 pandemic, and in an effort to direct financial assistance to Americans as they continue to struggle from the effects of COVID-19, the President signed the bill but commented that there is more work to be done to ensure that Americans receive the proper help.

Judd Deere, the Deputy Assistant to the President, took to social media to inform the public of a statement from the President.

Trump commented that “as President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.”

This request has won the President praise from progressives, but Senate Republicans have pushed back against the President’s wishes to raise the amount on the stimulus checks.

Deere further commented that “the President is sending a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed,” adding that Trump is “sending 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.”

Deere specified that the President chose to sign “this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.”

Moving forward, “on Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000” and “a family of four would receive $5,200.”

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Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina holds a Bachelor’s in English Literature. His hobbies include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.