The vote comes a day after Trump signed the more than $2 trillion pandemic aid and full-year government spending bill into law.The House will vote Monday on increasing the second round of federal direct payments to $2,000 as Democrats embrace President Donald Trump ‘s calls to put more money in Americans’ pockets.
Democrats have called the relief bill a down payment and plan to push for more aid after President-elect Joe Biden takes office Jan. 20.As they had called for larger direct payments throughout aid talks, they jumped on the president’s support for $2,000 deposits.
In a statement Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., called on Trump to put more pressure on his party to back the payments during Monday’s vote.
The $900 billion pandemic aid portion of the legislation includes the $600 payments along with a $300 per week federal unemployment insurance supplement into mid-March.
Democrats plan to push for state and local support and another round of direct payments, among other aid measures, after Biden takes office.
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