Trump signs Spending Bill that includes COVID-19 relief legislation

Trump signs Spending Bill that includes COVID-19 relief legislation
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  • calendar-gray 28 December 2020

President Donald Trump has signed the $900 billion coronavirus relief bill on Sunday, APA reports citing Washington Post.

According to the newspaper, the signing took place on Sunday, while Trump was vacationing in Florida, the newspaper said citing anonymous sources. The president's statement was released later in the day.

“I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more,” Trump said.

It appears that Trump has negotiated a commitment from the House and Senate to look into the "very substantial voter fraud" and to initiate a vote to increase stimulus checks to $2,000 and repeal Section 230, which has been criticized for facilitating the spread of disinformation online. Trump said in early December that Section 230 is a liability shielding gift from the US government to "Big Tech" and represents a serious threat to US national security and election integrity. 

“On Monday, the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed,” Trump said.

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