Trump Signs COVID Relief Spending Bill

President Trump has signed the COVID relief spending bill relieving lawmakers and averting a shutdown.

According to Fox News:

President Trump’s Sunday night decision to sign the combination COVID relief/government spending plan averts a shutdown tomorrow night. The government was funded through 11:59 p.m. Monday. But Mr. Trump’s signature means the government is now funded through September 30, 2021.

The President railed against the combination package last week – even though the final plan was negotiated by the top four bicameral, bipartisan Congressional leaders and his own point man Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.

The plan passed with 359 votes in the House and 92 votes in the Senate.

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President Trump objected to foreign aid provisions which he deemed “pork” in the spending provision of the combination measure – even though the president requested much of that money in his budget request sent to Congress earlier this year. Many Republicans opposed any stimulus checks. But after wrangling, the sides settled on $600 checks. Then last week, the president, who was absent from the negotiations, demanded $2,000 direct payments and refused to sign the legislation into law.

House Democrats have written a bill to provide $2000 payments to Americans. That bill is expected to be on the House floor on Monday.

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Lori
Lori
21 days ago

Stupid move. This will, once again, not help the people.

Retired Educator
Retired Educator
21 days ago

First – all the bullshit built into the blil has NOTHING to do with either this scam-disease NOR Americans’ well-being. Second – how the devil are we going to pay for this??? With all the companies being shuttered for GOOD, there goes a lot of the tax base along with jobs!!!!

StLouisSteve
StLouisSteve
21 days ago

Democrat politicians win again. Trump had to sign this BS legislation to have any chance of keeping Senate in Roni control. Dems would have spent this entire week telling gullible Georgia voters that Trump doesn’t care for citizens and shut the government down after bipartisan agreement on this terrible legislation.

If Senate Rinos support this crap, they need to be primaried. I am a lifelong Republican, but no longer recognize my party.

Trump 2024, 2028, 2032……

Becky
Becky
21 days ago
Reply to  StLouisSteve

That’s because the GOP died in the 80s!!

Hankmacaw
Hankmacaw
21 days ago

I’m very disappointed that President Trump signed the bill. Once again the Democrats have robbed the US of it’s treasure (all taken from the citizens) to enrich foreign leaders. Never doubt that very little of the money goes to help the citizens of these counties. Once again the Democrats have betrayed it’s own constituents by throwing hissy fits and being the supreme Swamp Creatures they are.

I’m really sorry that you didn’t hang tough, President Trump.

Donald Pugh Sr
Donald Pugh Sr
21 days ago

In the end they all, politicians, stab you in the back! I think Trump also just stabbed himself in the gut!

Jodi M Waters
21 days ago

American taxpayers money should only be used to help Americans, not illegal immigrants or any foreign countries.

spunky52
spunky52
21 days ago

He sent out recission, (if I spelled that correctly) on major spending in the bill towards foreign entities, and as always, people ask, where in the world did these people get their money from, on a government salary… Now you see how they funnel the money to their self interests, which then donate millions back to them. Government laundering ring exposed… Your money,,, OUR MONEY, back into their pockets…. TIME TO MAKE OUR GOVERNMENT CONSTITUTIONAL ONCE MORE>>> PERIOD!

Kenneth Barr
Kenneth Barr
21 days ago

I would like to think Mr Trump signed Only to prevent a government shutdown!! Hopefully Monday’s House meeting will pass bill to increase to $2,000. Thinking Positive!!

SC Gal
SC Gal
21 days ago
Reply to  Kenneth Barr

I think you are right. There is a new bill on Monday to increase to $2000. I think it might piggy back on this one. And we do not need a government shut down now, of all times. Let’s not let China get there hands on anything else or take advantage while our government is shut down.

Bob
Bob
21 days ago

H Bush said read my lips No new Taxes and they raised taxes. I didn’t vote for him for that and he lost. Trump said after signing the first massive pork bill several years ago that he would not sign another one. But he just did .Well, history repeats it’s self.

Becky
Becky
21 days ago

America HAS to get congress people who aren’t criminals, who will stop holding us hostage with the budget!
They work for us. Not the other way around..
We are NOT their slaves.

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