After days and hours of opposition before the federal government was shut down, Trump signed a $ 2.3 trillion bill into law Sunday night to further expand the government shutdown. $ 900 billion Coronovirus epidemic relief – but millions of Americans will be affected by its delay.
Trump’s Sunday night signing came after two important unemployment events came on the weekend, leaving nearly 14 million American people dependent on income without a week of benefits in the holiday season. While the current bill pays $ 600 direct payments for most Americans, Trump has broken through by continuing his push to bring that amount up to $ 2,000 from his party.
In a statement on Sunday night that announced he had signed the bill, Trump – who has been sitting on the edge of negotiations for months – also called on Congress to make more amendments to cut additional spending, adding “useless items Requires removal “from bill and he will send back” redline “version.
The move is forcing Senate Republicans, many who did not support more direct payments, to say whether they stand with Trump to raise the payments and revive the bill’s language, or his previous positions .
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is bringing a vote to raise a stand-alone bill on Monday Economic impact payment From $ 2,000 on the floor of the house, and when it is expected to be passed by the House, it is unclear what measures Majority Leader Mitch McConnell will take in the Senate.
The president has no public events of his schedule as he continues his leave from Mar-a-Lago, and threatens via Twitter, a challenge to the count electoral College Voting in Congress on 6 January.
Meanwhile, Biden is moving forward with his transition less than a month after his inauguration. The presidential-election has been held Monday from Willington, Delaware, meeting with members of his National Security and Foreign Policy Agency’s review teams and “delivering afternoon commentary on his findings and the major challenges his administration will face”.