Skip to comments.Trump averts shutdown, signs $2.3 trillion spending and COVID relief bill
Posted on 12/27/2020 10:29:17 PM PST by bitt
Trump had refused to sign a Covid relief bill until Congress raised the amount of money paid to everyday Americans.
President Trump on Sunday night signed a $2.3 trillion federal spending and COVID relief bill, averting a government shutdown and ensuring millions of Americans continue to get unemployment benefits.
Despite his misgivings about wasteful spending and low stimulus payments in the bill, Trump said he signed the legislation because “I have an obligation to protect the people of our country“ from further economic devastation. He said, however, “more money is coming” as Congress votes this week on larger checks.
The president on Sunday also invoked the 1974 Impoundment Control Act to demand “rescissions” be made to the spending measures. Under the Act, a president can seek congressional approval to rescind funds by sending a special message to Congress identifying the amount he proposes to cut, the reasons for it, and the economic impact.
“I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” Trump said.
The signing came after Trump tweeted, “Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!”
The signing brought hope to millions of Americans who lost jobless benefits over the weekend as a federal shutdown loomed.
The standoff occurred after Trump refused before Christmas to sign the $2.3 trillion spending and COVID relief bill, demanding more money for everyday Americans.
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What a mess.
Which is it?
Well, at least now they’ll appreciate his ability to negotiate with them.
Senator Everett Dirksen is supposed to have said in the 1960s, “ A billion here, a billion there, and pretty soon you’re talking real money”.
Since a trillion is 1,000 billions, I think we’re getting there (a real lot of money)
All the good responses are in the first half dozen times this was posted.
Oh, did u think u were the first? lol
>>Since a trillion is 1,000 billions, I think we’re getting there (a real lot of money)<<
If the government was really interested in cutting spending, they would remove the word “trillion” (which is 3 million is Espanol btw) from all spending bills and debate. Make them say 2 thousand billion.
1 trillion dollars is so much that is you spent 1 MILLION dollars a DAY, you would go backwards to the birth of Christ and still only hit $700 billion or so. I think you have to go backwards to the battle of Thermopile to get to a trillion. A million $ a day.
Though I do appreciate the posters effort, be it a replication at least the effort to bring the story to light was heartfelt.
What the hell is wrong with shutting down DC?
trillion dollar budget....we are so out of control in this country.
A government shutdown would delay Fauci’s $15,000.00 biweekly check.
Future generations, on the other hand, aren't our problem.
Sorry Trump. The only red line you get to do is crumple it up and throw it in the trash. And that is all you should have done. How quickly things went from bad to worse to “back to normal.”
When next congressional election comes around, vote them all out for the pork they gave away at our Taxpayer expense.
I received this last night from a twitter friend under heading, “Trump outsmarts them” ; it gives hope:
Yeah like that works
$2.3 Trillion divided by 328 million U.S. citizens equals $7,012. But I’ll be getting $600. Woo Hoo!!! And Congress hasn’t missed a paycheck yet.
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