US President-elect Joe Biden has urged Donald Trump to sign the $ 892 billion COVID-19 fund and bailout bill to sign the United States needed to provide much-needed assistance in the face of a recession caused by the virus.
In a statement issued on January 20, Biden, who was scheduled to take office, accused Trump of “resignation”, which could have “consequences of destruction”.
The day after Christmas, President Donald Trump refused to sign the congressional economic relief bill, and millions of families do not know if they will be able to complete it. He said.
“This bill is important. We need to sign it now.
Trump refuses to sign COVID-19 relief bill It is over Concerns for millions of Americans who lost their special unemployment rate at midnight on Saturday have sparked controversy this week in the US Congress.
Coronavirus support includes $ 600 in one-time payments to Americans, along with a $ 1.4 trillion federal budget bill passed by the lower house and the Senate this week.
The United States estimates that more than 18.7 million people have died of COVID-19 since the outbreak, and that more than 330,000 people have been infected with the disease.
There are three from South Bend, Indiana. The single mother, Lanetris Haines, told The Associated Press she was trying to lose $ 129 a week in unemployment benefits.
Earl McCarthy, a father of four living in Georgia, said he has been dependent on unemployment since the shutdown. If Trump does not sign the bill, he will have no revenue in the second week of January.
“The whole experience was shocking,” said McCarthy, who receives about $ 350 a week in job insurance.
“If nothing can save me or an emergency fund, where would we be in five months?” He said
“Worth about $ 600”
Trump says US payments included in the bill are too low.
On Saturday morning, Trump said, “I want $ 2,000 more than the popular $ 2,000.
I simply want to get the popular $ 2,000. Now you only have to pay $ 400. Billions of dollars. Stop at the “pork”.
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 26, 2020
On Thursday, Democrat Trump tried to raise the payment to $ 2000 per person, but his friend, a Republican, opposed the higher amount. Blocked Effort.
Trump has not said whether he intends to have a legislative veto, he could not sign in the coming days.
However, special unemployment is expected to fall on Saturday due to delays of up to US $ 14 million.
The New York Times reports that the COVID relief bill could save people unemployment benefits until March and revive additional benefits for millions of people.
If Congress does not approve the federal budget bill, it will begin partial closure on Tuesday.
The abolition of this responsibility has far-reaching consequences. This bill is important. Now the law needs to be signed.
Hill, an Arkansas Republican who sits on the House Finance Services Committee, said Saturday he expects Trump to sign the bill immediately.
“I wish he had loudly paid $ 2,000 in the last three weeks after the bill was passed. It would have influenced us even more to get a small payment.
“It would be very difficult to pay through the upper and lower houses,” he said.
This week, Democrat-controlled homes will be open to the public once a week. A $ 2,000 check is scheduled to be voted on by law.