The U.S. House of Representatives has voted to increase COVID-19 relief checks to $2,000.
This move follows President Donald Trump’s call to increase the amount to be paid out to the American people.
“I simply want to get our great people $2000, rather than the measly $600 that is now in the bill. Also, stop the billions of dollars in “pork,” tweeted President Trump.
Democrats jumped at the President’s demand and subsequently passed the bill and sent it to the Republican-controlled Senate, where it is expected to remain in limbo.
Democrats led the voting for additional assistance following an initial compromise bill that included a $600 payout to taxpayers.
That earlier bill the President had signed into law last week includes two parts — $900 billion in COVID aid and $1.4 trillion to fund government agencies.
Nigel Bell, Readers Bureau, Contributor
Edited by Jesus Chan
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