The House on Monday passed legislation tripling the size of the direct payments offered under the $900 billion COVID relief bill from $600 to $2,000 after President Trump voiced his desire for the increase, sending the bill to the GOP-controlled Senate with its fate remaining uncertain.
President Trump on Sunday signed the $2.3 trillion government funding and coronavirus relief package, averting a government shutdown and delivering economic aid, days after expressing displeasure with the pork-filled omnibus bill.
White House Senior Advisor Ivanka Trump made a stop in Miami-Dade County on Tuesday, lending out a hand in distributing farmers to families food boxes to those in need during the holidays.
Both chambers of Congress Monday night passed a $2.3 trillion spending package just hours before the midnight shutdown deadline designed to fund the federal government budget through next September paired with a rescue relief package to aid Americans reeling from a coronavirus-battered economy.
Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) traded blows on Twitter with Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY) over Paycheck Protection Program loans, hitting back on her “Republicanism” criticism and her pompous claim that Black-owned businesses were denied access to such loans amid the coronavirus pandemic, advising the progressive lawmaker that she should “work more” and “tweet less.”
President Trump on Tuesday instructed his administration to stop negotiating with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) on future coronavirus stimulus relief package until after the November election.