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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