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  • millions of Americans are about to see their jobless benefits expire Saturday as US President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign a $2.3 trillion pandemic relief and spending package, arguing it did not do enough to help everyday people.

  • The president surprise Republicans and Democrats last Tuesday when he threatened not to sign the coronavirus relief bill, which includes extending special unemployment benefits.

  • After the House and Senate passed the legislation with overwhelming bipartisan support, Trump on Saturday tweeted.

  • 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.

  • Trump has complained that the $600.1 time stimulus check for millions of Americans were too small and that the bill doles out too much money to special interests, cultural projects and foreign aid.

  • While many economists agree that aid is not enough, they say immediate financial support is a must without the president's signature.

  • About 1.4 million people stand to lose those extra unemployment benefits, according to Labor Department data, and unless Congress can agree on a stopgap government funding bill, a partial government shutdown will begin on Tuesday.

  • Trump, who was scheduled to remain at his March a Lago resort in Florida, has not vetoed the bill and could still sign it in coming days.

  • Democratic Congressman Don Beyer told CNN.

  • If Trump signed the bill Saturday, it would mean quote that the people on pandemic unemployment insurance, which runs out today, get to keep it.

  • Congress, which normally is adjourned the last week of December, will be preparing to return to work.

  • The Democratic controlled House plans to vote on legislation providing one time $2000 checks Thio individuals.

millions of Americans are about to see their jobless benefits expire Saturday as US President Donald Trump has so far refused to sign a $2.3 trillion pandemic relief and spending package, arguing it did not do enough to help everyday people.

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/12/28
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