Trump Signs Package to Fund Government and COVID Relief

US President Donald Trump has finally signed the COVID relief and government funding package on December 27 after refusing to sign the bill. Earlier, the president said that he wants some amendments in the bill and will not sign it without them.

Key Points

  • President opposed the bill as it contained $600 direct payments to most Americans instead of $2,000.
  • Now, the house plans to vote for increasing the direct payment amount from $600 to $2,000.
  • The US Congress has passed the $900 billion COVID relief bill on December 20.
  • The bill included $600 as direct payments and a temporary $300-a-week supplemental jobless benefit for the US citizens.
  • The Covid Relief Bill was approved by the House of Representatives by 359-53 votes. After approval from the lower house, the Senate also passed the bill by a 92-6 vote.
  • Now, it has been signed by the President and will become a law.

United States House of Representatives

US House of Representatives is the lower house of the United States Congress. It has 435 voting members. Also, currently, there are 6 non-voting members. So, the total number of members of the house presently is 441.

US Senate

It is the upper house of the US Congress. Presently, the house has 100 senators representing 50 states.