Many Americans have been waiting patiently for months for the second round of stimulus checks to pay off. Yesterday, congressional officials and White House staff approved a roughly $ 900 billion COVID-19 relief package. The package will reportedly include improved federal unemployment benefits, funding for small businesses, and money to distribute COVID-19 vaccines. According to CNBC, the dollar amount of stimulus payments was announced, which would be $ 600 per person.
However, many were dissatisfied with the amount. Many felt that the amount was too low and that it would not be enough for families to catch up on bills and other expenses due to the pandemic. It even appears that President Trump is also dissatisfied with the amount. Today he shared a video on Twitter discussing what he thought was flawed in the bill. He said, “I’m asking Congress to change this bill and increase the ridiculously low $ 600 to $ 2,000 or $ 4,000 for a couple.”
He also spoke about other elements of the bill, including overseas funding, which came less than 24 hours after the Senate passed the measure. The foreign aid provisions are part of a $ 1.4 trillion measure to secure government funding, coupled with the Covid Aid Act.
Many roommates agreed to Trump. One commented: “As he should, thank you, Mr. President.”
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi immediately replied to Trump on Twitter. She agreed to his request to increase the stimulus level. She tweeted, “Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the president wanted for direct controls. Finally, the president has approved $ 2,000 – the Democrats stand ready to unanimously speak out this week. Let’s do this!”
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