President Donald Trump recently raised objections to the new coronavirus relief bill proposed by the top four congressional leaders. He has demanded an increase in the direct payments as he believes the amount suggested is not enough.

Congress finally decided on the coronavirus relief package after months of negotiations between the Democrats and the Republicans. However, in a recent social media video, Trump labeled the proposal as a disgrace, which put a halt on the stimulus checks that were set to arrive in the bank accounts of Americans by early next week.

In light of the recent criticism from Trump, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is arranging another meeting to vote for the stimulus check to be raised from the previously decided $600 to $2,000.

Even though Trump is calling for larger stimulus checks, the Republicans were against this during the negotiations. This includes Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and Treasury Secretary, Steve Mnuchin.

Pelosi has explained that if the revisions in the proposal are unanimously accepted by the Congress, the House can pass the altered bill by Thursday. For this to happen, they would also need the support of the Republican House Leader Kevin McCarthy, but he has not yet given any statements about his stance on the matter.

Trump demands larger stimulus checksThe relief package included $600 in direct payments, along with unemployment benefits and also assistance for small businesses by offer help to them to retain their employees.

Trump also hinted that he might veto the proposal altogether. The lawmakers have the power to go against the veto; however, it would result in a huge delay in the stimulus relief efforts since lawmakers would have to return from their holidays early.

The representative of the White House, Mnuchin proposed foreign aid and funding for government-sponsored art centers, which were approved. However, Trump raised objections about this as well, even though the president himself had suggested continued foreign aid funding in his budget.

Trump is previously known for using similar tactics with past spending bills, initially claiming he was going to veto them but then eventually signed them.

The president’s criticism has also made things difficult for the Republican Senators who are set to compete with the Democrats in the Georgia runoff elections in January. The Democratic contenders have also criticized the $600 payments, stating they aren’t enough; however the Republican senators did not even support adding direct payments to the relief package.

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betty f morris
betty f morris
1 month ago

I THINK THE ONES LIKE MYSELF WHO ARE LOSING EVERYTHING THEY HAVE SHOULD GET THE RIGHT AMOUNT CONSIDERING KY IS ONLY GIVING ME 176 EVERY TWO WKS IS B.S IVE WORKED FOR THE LAST 11 YRS

Ann
Ann
1 month ago

Tell the ones who are against money for american s to pass the bill and cut out other countries that are in the bill we do not agree to give aid to them and use the money to help american people people do not like this bill giving to the arts and all the other in this bill Change the Bill And pass for people that needs the money people re going hungry and homeless do what the people put you in for . HELP. aMERICANS first. 2,000 he you say are you going to pay it bank how are… Read more »

Marvin Eddings
Marvin Eddings
1 month ago

President Trump is right in his action to veto this bill How much of OUR money are pelosi, McConnell and nmuchin trying to sneak into the hands of china? 1 trillon dollars. Well I spit on china and I spit on those 3 turn coats They’ve had this planned for decades. I call for all Americans to March to the White House and as one demand that they all step down. Those who have been in office more than 8 years especially. Those are the traders who gave beeb making deals that no one knows about. I say we take… Read more »