Millions of American Lost Unemployment Benefits; Trump Refused To Sign COVID Stimulus Bill

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WASHINGTON DC – Millions of Americans lost their unemployment benefits as President Donald J. Trump refused to sign the new stimulus bill.

The President wanted more than the $600 per person checks in the proposed $900 billion stimulus bipartisan bill.

The stimulus bill extended unemployment benefits, funding for food banks, rental assistance, support for small businesses, among other measures.

Laid-off workers will likely lose a week of the $300 federal boost to payments because the President did not sign the bill by midnight Saturday.

Trump’s wanted a $2,000 check for everyone, so House Speaker Nancy Pelosi s brought to the House a standalone bill that would have boosted the amount for relief checks on Thursday. 

House Republicans rejected the bill over deficit concerns.

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