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President Trump posted a video on Twitter, calling the COVID Stimulus deal that was passed earlier this week after months of gridlock, “a disgrace” and says he’s asking Congress to amend the amount of stimulus money Americans receive from $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple, as well as modify the language of the bill to remove superfluous language.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer stated on Twitter that, “We spent months trying to secure $2000 checks but Republicans blocked it.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi also Tweeted, “Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks. At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!”
The House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have not made statements or stated support.
If President Trump vetoes the bill Congress will need to return to Washington DC from their recess to get this done before Christmas break and in order to send first round of checks the week of December 27.