Senators prepare to override Trump's potential stimulus veto as Democrats push additional payments
The Senate is preparing to override President Trump's vetoes twice while he is on his way to the door.
After Congress passed a massive government spending package that included a number of COVID-19 aid proposals, Trump opposed the incentive and threatened to veto it if it is not changed to include $ 2,000 checks. But with overwhelming support for that and another bill he plans to veto, Trump is preparing for a double failure before leaving the White House.
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Trump voiced his complaints about the stimulus package in a video posted on Twitter Tuesday evening. He called the bill "a shame" and the $ 600 stimulus checks "ridiculously low". Trump did not acknowledge that the $ 600 check proposal came from his Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Quickly agreed that Congress should hand out larger checks, and other Democrats agreed with her view. Still, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) Said Trump should sign the government's funding bill first.
Meanwhile, Senator Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, mentioned Wednesday that Senators have already been told they may have to return to the session to override Trump's veto. Senator Rand Paul (R-Ky.) Wasn't a fan of the spending package, which may make a unanimous override vote difficult.
Trump's potential veto of the annual National Defense Authorization Act, which allocates $ 741 billion to the Pentagon, is also likely to be overridden. Trump pledged to defy the law because it mandates the renaming of military bases named after Confederate leaders. Again, both the Senate and House of Representatives passed the bill with more than two-thirds support, nullifying Trump's potential veto. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Has already established the override procedure.
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