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.