Pelosi: Trump Must 'Immediately' Tell GOP Congress Members to Approve $2,000 Checks

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News Story Source: BY JACK PHILLIPS
Pelosi was reacting to Trump's signing of the $900 billion stimulus package that was tied to a larger omnibus bill. The package authorized direct payments and checks for up to $600.

"The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay afloat during this historic pandemic and economic crisis," Pelosi wrote in a statement on her website.

But Trump should "immediately call on Congressional Republicans to end their obstruction and to join him and Democrats in support of our stand-alone legislation to increase direct payment checks to $2,000," the speaker added, remarking that the measure will be brought to the House floor on Monday.

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