Trump asks for COVID-19 stimulus checks to be increased to $2,000 per person
US President Donald Trump criticized on Tuesday thethe day before, saying it won’t provide enough money in a for Americans affected by the . Trump asked Congress to take the bill back and increase the size of the to $2,000 per person.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000. Or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said, adding that the took “forever” to pass. He made the comments Tuesday evening in a video posted to his own Twitter account.
Trump didn’t specify whether he would actively veto the bill. If the current president vetoes the stimulus package or declines to sign it (known as a “pocket veto“), Congress has the option to pass the bill with a two-thirds majority vote in both the Senate and House of Representatives.
President-elect Joewhen he takes office in January.
Biden thanked Democratic Sen. Bernie Sanders and the Republicans for agreeing on a stimulus package, despite therather than the $1,200 that the two parties agreed on in March’s stimulus bill.
The, including a check for up to $600 per person. Since previously provided, there’s been talk about the following the passage of another bill.