Tuesday night, President Trump asked Congress to make some changes to the newly passed $900 billion stimulus bill passed by Congress on Monday.
The Washington Post says he describes it as “a disgrace” and suggested he wouldn’t immediately sign off on it without some changes.
In a Twitter video, the president calls on Congress to increase the “ridiculously-low” $600 stimulus checks to $2,000.
He also outlines a list of provisions in the overall package that he calls “wasteful spending and much more.”
He’s asking Congress to “send me a suitable bill, or else the next administration will have to deliver a COVID relief package, and maybe that administration will be me.”
If he doesn’t sign the bill, the government shuts down on December 29, the aid money is frozen, and even the two Senate seats up for grabs in Georgia could be upended.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says that Democrats will move quickly to advance the $2,000 stimulus checks.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer says he supports the idea of larger stimulus checks and blamed Senate Republicans for preventing them from being included in the bill.
(Story Courtesy of the NAFB News Service)