Trump Wants To Give $3,400 Checks To Americans, But Claims Pelosi Is Stopping Him

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Congress passed additional unemployment benefits earlier this year to help more than 25 million Americans that remain on unemployment due to coronavirus-related closures and lockdowns.

But, these benefits expired at the end of July and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has failed to produce a bill that would be agreed upon by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and President Trump.

Americans are suffering—so Trump took action.

Signing four new executive orders, the president ordered an extension of the additional unemployment benefits so Americans can continue to be provided for amid the ongoing pandemic—but he wants to do more.

Taking to Twitter, Trump said he was willing to send direct payments to Americans but anything he wants to do is being held up by Congress.

“I have directed @stevenmnuchin1 to get ready to send direct payments ($3,400 for family of four) to all Americans,” Trump tweeted on Friday.

“DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!” he added.

“I am ready to have @USTreasury and @SBA send additional PPP payments to small businesses that have been hurt by the ChinaVirus,” he also said.

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“DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!” Trump echoed.

“I am ready to send Rental Assistance payments to hardworking Americans that have been hurt by the ChinaVirus,” he also tweeted.

“DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!” Trump again claimed.

“I am ready to send $105B to the states to help open schools safely with additional PPE,” he exclaimed.

But, “DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!”

He added: “I am ready to send more money to States and Local governments to save jobs for Police, Fire Fighters, First Responders, and Teachers.”

And, “DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!”

BizPac Review reports:

Congress has clashed over the next coronavirus stimulus bill, with talks hitting a stalemate after multiple attempts to bridge the divide over the size of the package and how state and local governments will spend the allotted funds.

With lawmakers now on recess breaks and with Democrats declaring they would not be willing to resume talks with Republicans unless they agree to a compromise of $2 trillion in relief, it appears the impasse in Congress may continue into the next month, even as some states continue to resist demands by residents to open things back up.

Last week, in an effort to get needed help to hurting Americans, the president signed a series of executive orders, deferring student loan payments through the rest of 2020, extending federal protections from evictions and suspending some income taxes. He also approved a $400 weekly unemployment supplement to replace the previous $600 payment that had expired in July.

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