AOC, Rashida Tlaib Say Law Is Ready After Trump, Pelosi’s $2,000 Stimulus Search Call

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AOC, Rashida Tlaib Say Law Is Ready After Trump, Pelosi’s $2,000 Stimulus Search Call

Pelosi, Democrats pressure McConnell on Trump's demand for $2,000 covid stimulus checks - The Washington Post

President Donald Trump’s call for more direct assistance controls to be included in the current COVID-19 economic recovery package provoked two members of The Team, New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez Michigan Representative Rashida Tlaib.

The House of Representatives and the United States The Senate approved the relief bill on Monday night. The bill allowed cash transfers of $600. The qualifying Americans will receive it. A sum that some Democrats derided as being too little. Trump threatened not to sign the bill on Tuesday.

“I’m asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000 or $4,000 for a couple,” Trump said. He said this in a video shared on his Twitter account.

Ocasio-Cortez and Tlaib said they were able to respond to Trump’s order.

“We spent months trying to obtain $2000 checks, but the Republicans blocked it,” Minority Leader Chuck Schumer of the Senate tweeted Tuesday.

Trump also wants to sign the bill to support families to keep the government accessible. And we’re happy to have some help from the Americans,” Schumer continued. “Maybe Trump will make himself useful and convince the Republicans not to block it again.

 

Democrats and Republicans also have been haggling about aspects of the stimulus bill for weeks. McConnell suggested at the beginning of December that direct transfers would not be part of the bill. When the Legislative winter break approached, both parties were willing to agree on a bill that, in its present form, is worth about $900 billion.

However, some senators argued that they had not been given ample time to review the measure, a text spanning more than 5,000 words before the vote was expected to take place. According to Trump, “nobody in Congress read” the text of the bill “because of its length and scope.

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