'The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans': Trump takes credit for $600 stimulus checks as Congress votes on deal nine MONTHS in making

 President Donald Trump immediately took credit Monday for the $600 stimulus checks included in the latest coronavirus relief package finally agreed upon by lawmakers Sunday evening.

''The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans in the Covid-19 Relief Bill.' @kilmeade @foxandfriends,' Trump tweeted, quoting Fox & Friends host Brian Kilmeade.

He also lauded vaccination distribution as the Moderna shot was approved for emergency use: 'And the Moderna vaccine has already started rolling out. Very smooth distribution!'


Late Sunday, congressional leaders announced they had reached a deal after a nine-month deadlock on another COVID-19 relief package, and both chambers are expected to bring the legislation to their respective floors Monday.

It's expected the House will pass the $900 billion package by midday, the Senate, on the other hand, could move a bit slower – depending on cooperation levels of members.

President Donald Trump immediately took credit Monday morning for Congress including $600 stimulus checks in the latest coronavirus relief package

President Donald Trump immediately took credit Monday morning for Congress including $600 stimulus checks in the latest coronavirus relief package

The next round of checks, which Americans could see in their bank accounts as early as January, is only half of the $1,200 checks sent out in March as part of the $1.2 trillion CARES Act

The next round of checks, which Americans could see in their bank accounts as early as January, is only half of the $1,200 checks sent out in March as part of the $1.2 trillion CARES Act 

McConnell says deal reached on $900 billion COVID rescue bill
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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has suggested he thinks he can get consent late Monday evening and White House spokesman Ben Williamson says Trump will sign the bill once it hits his desk

The near trillion-dollar deal – the first such sweeping legislation since March – delivers long-overdue help to businesses and individuals and provides money to deliver vaccines nationwide.

It also establishes a temporary $300-per-week supplemental jobless boost and $600 direct stimulus payments to most Americans - half of what they got in April - along with a new round of subsidies for hard-hit businesses and money for schools, health care providers and renters facing eviction.

The final version of the bill will be split into two parts, with hopes if one doesn't pass the other will.

The first part is a government funding bill for the Department of Homeland Security, Defense Department, Commerce Department and Justice Department, among other agencies. The second part would be for the rest, less controversial government spending as well as COVID-19 relief.

Democrats are likely to vote against the first package buy in favor of the second.

The House was expected to vote on the legislation Monday and Senate action would follow. Congress passed and President Trump signed a one-day stopgap spending bill to avert a government shutdown at midnight Sunday. 

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference after congressional leaders announced Sunday a deal on a $900 billion COVID relief package. The House is expected to vote on the bill Monday and Senate action will follow

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held a news conference after congressional leaders announced Sunday a deal on a $900 billion COVID relief package. The House is expected to vote on the bill Monday and Senate action will follow

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate floor Sunday after agreeing to the final details of the relief package – he announced a deal had been reached

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell leaves the Senate floor Sunday after agreeing to the final details of the relief package – he announced a deal had been reached

McConnell tweeted 'breaking' news Sunday evening that Congress 'will pass another rescue package ASAP'

McConnell tweeted 'breaking' news Sunday evening that Congress 'will pass another rescue package ASAP'

'The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans': Trump takes credit for $600 stimulus checks as Congress votes on deal nine MONTHS in making 'The President was responsible for those direct payments to Americans': Trump takes credit for $600 stimulus checks as Congress votes on deal nine MONTHS in making Reviewed by STATION GOSSIP on 08:48 Rating: 5

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