Trump pushes again for $2,000 stimulus checks; COVID-19 relief bill still in limbo

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)

President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020. Trump is traveling to his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Fla. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky) more >

President Trump doubled down on his push for $2,000 stimulus payments Friday after a motion from House Democrats was rejected on Capitol Hill this week.

The $900 billion coronavirus relief bill, part of a $2.3 trillion spending package, is still in limbo after the president called it a “disgrace” earlier this week.

Without the bill being signed into law, unemployment benefits are set to expire on Saturday, the day after Christmas, and a government shutdown will trigger on Monday, barring any stopgap funding measure from Congress.

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