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Trump Signs Nearly $2.5 Trillion COVID-19 Relief & Spending Bill, Averting Shutdown

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The federal government is now funded well into 2021. Yay. People like Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer will continue to be paid with taxpayer dollars to the tune of an outrageous sum. Great.

Here’s more on the bill signed by POTUS, late on Sunday evening…

From 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.

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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.

So, House Democrats prepped a bill to provide for $2,000 payment checks. This bill will be on the floor late Monday. At this stage, Fox News is told the House will subject this to a two-thirds vote for passage. Watch to see if Republicans align with the president now – or toe their line.

Here are some recent tweets from Trump…

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343328708963299338

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343328283824447488

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343069190433943564

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343068648118874113

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/1343066231222448130

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John Salvatore has been a Writer and Editor of multiple political blogs since early 2015. He earned his Master’s degree in Public Administration upon completion of a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science. A diehard Los Angeles Dodgers fan, John can be reached at [email protected]




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