President Trump showed in a video Tuesday night that he won’t sign the $900 billion coronavirus relief costs and $1.4 trillion government financing measure passed by Congress if it’s not modified to increase stimulus payments.
Why it matters: The surprise statement might postpone frantically required aid for millions of Americans if Trump decides not to sign the bundle as it stands. It likewise risks a federal government shutdown on Dec. 28.
- Trump’s Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who was involved in negotiating the expense, said Monday that the $600 checks passed by Congress would go out next week.
What he’s saying: Trump stated he’s asking Congress to send him an amended costs, calling on lawmakers to “increase the unbelievably low” quantity Ame