Trump makes U-turn, signs $900bn COVID-19 relief package, – Face of Agulu

Sunday, 19 September, 2021

Trump makes U-turn, signs $900bn COVID-19 relief package,


By Marlikberry,
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday night said he had signed the $900 billion (N349.2 trillion) coronavirus relief package.
The action came just hours before a government shutdown, and days after the president opposed the bill over “wasteful and unnecessary items.’’
In a statement, Mr Trump called on Congress to make more amendments to reduce excess spending and expunge the “wasteful items.”
“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,’’ he said.
The package, approved by Congress on December 21 after months of negotiations, is part of a $2.3 trillion federal government budget.
A key item in the bill is a $600 stimulus cheque for American workers earning less than $75,000 per annum.
In a video message on Wednesday23rd December 2020, Mr Trump said the bill was called a coronavirus relief package, yet there was “almost nothing about COVID-19 in it.’’
“The bill also allows stimulus checks for the family members of illegal aliens, allowing them to get up to $1,800 each my people and my question is when Africa will be like other countries?

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