US President signs COVID relief bill, restoring unemployment benefits to Americans

US President signs COVID relief bill, restoring unemployment benefits to Americans

New Delhi: US President Donald Trump on Sunday signed the $2.3 trillion pandemic aid package. This will restore all the unemployment benefits to millions of Americans who were about to run out of food and other necessary basic amenities.

This also stopped from happening a partial government shutdown.

The COVID-19 relief was passed by Congress on December 21 and was forwarded to Trump for his signature. The US President had refused to sign the legislation earlier citing the direct payment proposed ($600) to be insufficient. Trump reportedly wanted to give $2000 checks. Notably, the White House was party to the deal in which the same amount ($600) was decided.

Donald Trump took it on Twitter to announce his decision:

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343336121040777217

Shortly after the President signed the bipartisan coronavirus relief and omnibus funding bill, Speaker of the United States House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi released a statement asking the President to immediately call on Congressional Republicans to end their obstruction and to join him and Democrats in support of our stand-alone legislation to increase direct payment checks to $2,000, which will be brought to the Floor on Monday.

https://twitter.com/SpeakerPelosi/status/1343383835250200576

She also added that the legislation signed on Sunday is a down payment on what is needed to crush the virus, put money in Americans’ pocket and honour our heroes.

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