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Trump calls on Congress to approve billions, says he’ll sign ‘stand alone bill’ for $1,200 stimulus checks

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Hours after halting negotiations on a $2.4 trillion stimulus package until after the election, President Donald Trump is urging the House and Senate to approve money “immediately.

“Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!” President Trump said on Twitter.

The president went on to say, “If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?”

He ended the tweet tagging White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows, Senator Mitch McConnell, House Republican Leader Kevin McCarthy, Houses Speaker Pelosi and Senator Chuck Schumer.

Trump tweeted:

The House & Senate should IMMEDIATELY Approve 25 Billion Dollars for Airline Payroll Support, & 135 Billion Dollars for Paycheck Protection Program for Small Business. Both of these will be fully paid for with unused funds from the Cares Act. Have this money. I will sign now!

If I am sent a Stand Alone Bill for Stimulus Checks ($1,200), they will go out to our great people IMMEDIATELY. I am ready to sign right now. Are you listening Nancy?

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