Donald Trump Rails Against Covid-19 Relief Bill, Asks Congress To Amend Massive Legislation
President Donald Trump is defying the massive US $ 2.3 trillion Covid-19 aid and government funding laws that overwhelmed Congress and has asked lawmakers to come back to change the law to the "ridiculously low." “Increase direct payments from $ 600 per person.
Trump has not yet signed the 5,000-page legislation, and he has spent much of a White House video statement mocking some of its provisions, including aid to overseas, as well as $ 40 million for the Kennedy Center "That's not even open to business."
The legislative package included $ 900 billion for Covid-19 aid and $ 1.4 trillion for the day-to-day running of the federal government. So it includes not only Covid-19 aid but a wide range of funding across all sectors of government to fund the ongoing funding, as well as a number of other provisions.
Trump's testimony came less than 15 minutes after the White House announced a series of pardons for 15 people, including George Papadopoulos, who pleaded guilty to making false statements in connection with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation published on his Twitter feed.
Trump did not directly threaten to veto the bill, and it will be a week before state funds are used up. But his testimony could stir things up if lawmakers take a break for the weekend vacation. The House and Senate passed the bill with enough votes to overturn a presidential veto.
“Congress has found a lot of money for foreign countries, lobbyists and special interests, while also sending the basics to the American people that they need. It wasn't her fault; It was China's fault, "said Trump. He said direct payments should be increased to $ 2,000 per person, or $ 4,000 per couple. Trump also complained that one of the provisions he requested, which allowed business lunches to be written off entirely, lasted only two years.
His opposition was a bit confusing as his Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin was involved in the negotiations on Capitol Hill.
The legislation contains a number of provisions requested by sectors of the entertainment industry, including $ 15 billion for cinemas and live entertainment venues, as well as a number of anti-piracy measures.
Trump ended the video by saying, "I also urge Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary points in this legislation and send me an appropriate invoice, otherwise the next government will have to deliver an aid package from Covid, and perhaps this administration will." be me and we'll make it "
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi responded to Trump's message with one of her own: Sure, let's do it.
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 it! "She wrote on Twitter.
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