On Sunday evening, U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2021, to provide relief and relief from the coronavirus and for other purposes.
The document was taken from Washington to the Mar-a-Lago estate for the president to sign.
Trump sharply criticized the bill earlier this week and made it clear on Saturday that he remains opposed to it.
On Saturday, he tweeted: “I just want our wonderful people to get $ 2,000 each, not the paltry $ 600 in the bill. You also need to remove the billion dollar feeder. ”
Demanding higher payments was seen as a rebuke to members of his own Republican Party, which resisted Democratic attempts to negotiate higher payments.
According to the Labor Department, if the president did not sign the bill, 14 million Americans would lose unemployment benefits.
President-elect Joe Biden has called on Trump to sign the bill.
“This refusal to be held accountable will have devastating consequences … This bill is extremely important. It has to be signed, ”said Biden, who spends the holidays in his home state of Delaware.
The U.S. President spends a holiday weekend at his Florida estate as both Democrats and Republicans waited to see if he would sign the critical $ 2.3 trillion government funding bill that provides $ 892 billion in coronavirus relief …
Members of the House of Representatives also plan to vote on Monday to overcome Trump’s veto on the $ 740 billion bill to finance the country’s defense programs. If this happens, the Senate could hold its vote as early as Tuesday. Overcoming the president’s veto requires a two-thirds majority in each house.