Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is heaping praise on President Trump for signing the COVID relief bill into law.
According to Fox News:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell praised President Trump late Sunday for signing a $900 billion pandemic package and a $1.4 trillion government funding bill to avert a government shutdown.
McConnell said in a statement that he applauds Trump’s “decision to get hundreds of billions of dollars of crucial COVID-19 relief out the door and into the hands of American families as quickly as possible.”
The Kentucky Republican admitted that the compromised bill is not perfect, “but it will do an enormous amount of good for struggling Kentuckians and Americans across the country who need help now.”
Trump said he would send Congress a “redlined version” that includes items to be removed. He said he would sign the Omnibus and Covid package “with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed.”
President Trump signed the bill in protest while still pushing for increased payments to Americans.