Updated: February 25, 2021
U.S. President Donald J. Trump on Sunday signed the COVID-19 relief and government funding bill after threatening not to sign it.
The roughly $900 billion contained in the COVID-19 relief bill will provide $300 a week for unemployed Americans and send direct $600 checks to most Americans who have been hit by the economic impact of COVID-19.
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It will also provide funding to fight COVID-19 and additional money to businesses that have been affected by the shutdown caused by the deadly disease.
In addition, Trump signed the normal government funding bill of $1.4 trillion that will fund the government until the end of September 2021.
Before signing the bill, Trump tweeted: “Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!”
“I applaud the President’s decision to get billions of dollars of crucial COVID-19 relief out the door and into the hands of American families,” Senate Leader Mitch McConnell tweeted. “I am glad the American people will receive this much-needed assistance as our nation continues battling this pandemic.”
Senate Lindsey Graham tweeted that “Congress will vote on additional stimulus checks and to repeal Section 230.
“With President @realDonaldTrump signing the COVID relief and government funding bill, suffering Americans will get help, the vaccine will be distributed faster, and the government will stay open,” he wrote.