Trump Signs COVID/Govt Funding Bill, Still Has Demands

Congress was obviously going to Congress on the bill, and was happy to give citizens chump change while funding all sorts of dumb things, like ‘climate change’ idiocy and gender studies in Pakistan

President Trump signs bill that includes $900 billion stimulus deal after delay

President Trump signed legislation on Sunday evening that provides crucial government spending and $900 billion in pandemic-related stimulus after demanding that the bill be amended in various ways.

The president “has signed H.R. 133, an Act making consolidated appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, providing coronavirus emergency response and relief, and for other purposes,” White House spokesperson Judd Deere stated Sunday evening.

The entire $2.3 trillion omnibus spending bill, which funds the government through September 2021, passed both chambers of Congress on Monday night with overwhelming support.

The $900 billion coronavirus relief portion of the bill includes $600 stimulus checks, extends two federal unemployment programs, provides an additional $300 in weekly jobless benefits, and adds another round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) for small businesses.

Also included is funding for vaccine distribution and schools, $25 billion in rental assistance, an extension of the eviction moratorium, $13 billion in food assistance, and $7 billion to increase access to broadband.

Trump has a few demands, but, it’s almost as if he’s washing his hands of this whole mess

In Sunday’s signing statement, the president asserted that the Senate “will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.”

Breitbart has the full statement, and the question now becomes whether the GOP will vote for the $2,000 checks, now that there’s no need to worry about stripping the dumb crap out of the bills. The House won’t bother with either of the other two things, Section 230 being about Big Tech protections, and the Senate will most likely ignore them, as well. Per Trump’s statement, he looks to use the Impoundment Control Act of 1974, which will allow him to not spend lots of the crazy money funding measures. The question then becomes, does China Joe do the same, probably by accident? Or does he go and change it and spend that money in other countries when Americans need it?

I guess we’ll know later in the day about the $2,000.

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One Response to “Trump Signs COVID/Govt Funding Bill, Still Has Demands”

  1. Hairy says:

    Too bad Trump didn’t voice any of those “demands” like the 2000$ stimulus when the Dems were fighting yo get the GOP to accept a bigger amount
    The GOP only wanted $300 the Dems had to fight and hive pork to tge GOP yo get $600

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