In Trump’s final days as president, he has aligned himself more with House liberal Democrats than with members of his party.
President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed the annual defense policy bill, following through on threats to veto a measure that has broad bipartisan support in
The president says $600 a person in relief is cheap and wants $2,000 a person in the bill or he might torpoedo the whole thing.
In an already-long list that is expected to grow before Jan. 20, 2021, Trump is paying off those who supported him and broke many of the same laws as he.
The massive bill is a compromise that leaves most members of Congress saying there is much more that needs to be done and doing so will happen in a new Congress with a new president.
It’s often said that most members of the House and Senate never read the legislation they approve, the relief bill passed in the wee hours of Monday night was one that no one had even seen, not much have read.
The Attorney General who had had Trump’s back on so many instances now seems like one who has had enough of the defeated president’s bluster and lies.
The aid package, the second one this year, gives individuals payments about half the size of the previous one, but more is promised after a new president takes office on Jan. 20.
Direct payments to individuals, along with extended unemployment benefits, are half of what came in the initial aid package. Same for aid to states and localities.