Pelosi calls Trump out on veto, says he can back Democrats and get new cheques ‘done by Christmas Eve’
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) reads papers while Senate Minority Chairman Charles Schumer (D-NY) (not pictured) talks to reporters about an agreement on a coronavirus disease (COVID-19) aid package speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on December 20, 2020
House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi has urged President Donald Trump to convince senior Republicans to agree on stimulus checks of $ 2,000 (£ 1,477) after he said he wanted the current figure of 600 US dollars (£ 443.64) more than tripled before signing Coronavirus Ease Act.
On Tuesday night, Mr Trump posted a video on Twitter criticizing Congress for only including $ 600 worth of stimulus checks for U.S. citizens who are less than $ 75,000 (£ 55,454) a year to earn.
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President Trump then stated that he would not sign the coronavirus relief law until he was satisfied with the deal. If he doesn't sign the relief bill by Monday, the US government will shut down.
Mr President, sign the bill to keep the government open! Urge McConnell and McCarthy to endorse the unanimous Democratic approval of $ 2,000 in direct payments! “Ms. Pelosi tweeted Wednesday morning.
"This can be done until noon on Christmas Eve!" added the Speaker of the House.
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