WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump wants Congress to amend the new Coronavirus relief bill to provide more direct payments to Americans.
Trump made the announcement on Tuesday night in a recorded video from the White House.
The President did not threaten to veto the 900 billion dollar bill, but expressed he is not pleased with it.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple,” said Trump. “I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation.”
Meanwhile, speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi tweeted Democrats would unanimously vote for $2,000 checks.
Some Republicans have been against direct payments of more than $600, saying they would cost to much for the government in the long run.
It’s unclear if congress plans to make any changes to the bill.