After threatening to veto last week, President Trump signed off on a $2.3 trillion coronavirus relief and government funding bill on Sunday night.
The bill avoids a government shutdown and ensures a round of $600 stimulus checks and expanded federal unemployment benefits for Americans.
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“As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child,” Trump said in a statement issued by White House Deputy Press Secretary Judd Deere on Sunday. “Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!”
Trump criticized the bill last week and threatened to veto unless the stimulus payments to be increased to $2,000, but an attempt by the House to increase the payments fell short.
"Every Republican vote against this bill is a vote to deny the financial hardship that families face and to deny the American people the relief they need," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said in a statement.
The first stimulus payments are expected to go out by direct deposit sometime in early January.
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