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Trump threatens veto of $900B COVID-19 aid bill

Trump threatens veto of $900B COVID-19 aid bill
The 4-minute harangue suggested he’d veto the legislation Congress overwhelmingly passed on Monday night, which included $900 billion in coronavirus relief and $1.4 trillion to fund the government until October.

In a four-minute video harangue posted on Twitter, Trump suggested he might not sign the legislation Congress overwhelmingly passed on Monday night, which included $900 billion in coronavirus relief and $1.” President Donald Trump (Twitter) He said he wanted taxpayers’ checks to be $2,000 each.“Despite all of this wasteful spending and much more, the $900 billion package provides hardworking taxpayers with only $600 each in relief payments, and not enough money is given to small businesses, and in particular restaurants, whose owners have suffered so grievously.The president also rattled off a slew of provisions from the government funding bill as wasteful add-ons, such as $85.

29, a day after government funding is set to expire, in order to override a possible veto on another bill with strong bipartisan backing: the National Defense Authorization Act.28 as part of a stopgap bill and contains other end-of-session priorities such as money for cash-starved transit systems, an increase in food stamp benefits and about $4 billion to help other nations provide a COVID-19 vaccine for their people.

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