Trump signs Covid relief and government-funding bill days after floating veto

President called the bill a ‘disgrace’ on Tuesday night

WND News ServicesBy WND News Services
Published December 27, 2020 at 10:55pm

(CNBC) — President Donald Trump signed a massive coronavirus relief and government funding package into law Sunday, days after he sent Washington into a panic by suggesting he could veto the bill.

He refused to approve the legislation for days after receiving it, blowing past a Saturday deadline to prevent an estimated 14 million people from temporarily losing unemployment insurance.

The measure extends the expanded jobless benefits into March, but millions are expected to lose a week of benefits covering these people due to Trump’s delay in signing the bill. Unemployed Americans eligible to receive a $300 weekly supplement will also get the additional money later than they could have.



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