TRIGGERED: Cryin' Chuck Proposes New Legislation Banning Trump's Signature on Stimulus Checks
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Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer along with Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi is working on another coronavirus relief package which is estimated to cost another $1 trillion.
The details of the bill are unknown at the moment however what we do know is that Schumer is including an act that will ban President Trump from having his signature and name on the stimulus checks that get sent out to American citizens.
Check out what the Daily Wire reported:
According to reports from earlier this month, President Donald Trump — or, possibly Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, per Forbes — made the decision to first include his signature on the $1,200-per-person coronavirus stimulus checks currently being mailed out to most Americans, and then to move his name to the “memo” line of the checks.
Democrats complained that the measure would delay payment for most Americans, but the final product featured a printed signature, not an individual, written signature, ensuring the checks went out on time.
During an interview with CNN host Jake Tapper, Mnuchin credited himself for the idea, saying, “That was my idea. I think it’s a terrific symbol to the American public.”
Schumer, noticing how successful the CARES act was which gave $1,200 to everything adult taxpayer in the United States, wants to eliminate the President's name from any future handouts.
“The so-called ‘No PR Act,'” Politico reports, “would prohibit the use of federal dollars toward any material that promotes the names or signatures of Trump or Vice President Mike Pence.”
“President Trump unfortunately appears to see the pandemic as just another opportunity to promote his own political interests,” Schumer said in a statement. “The No PR Act puts an end to the president’s exploitation of taxpayer money for promotional material that only benefits his re-election campaign.”
“Delaying the release of stimulus checks so his signature could be added is a waste of time and money,” Schumer continued.
The Daily Wire continues:
Democrats and Republicans are likely headed for a clash over the “CARES Act 2,” as Pelosi has called it in interviews. Democrats are adamant that the fourth package will pass when Congress returns from its spring recess, but Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), says he’s pumping the breaks on any further spending bills, fearful that a second, trillion dollar-plus package could imperil the country’s economic recovery.
Republicans are also skeptical of Democrats’ plans to include a handout to state and local governments in the bill, particularly after an Illinois legislator suggested last week, in a letter leaked to the New York Times, that Illinois try to solve its long-standing, decades-old pension and debt crisis by asking for a full bailout from the Federal government. McConnell said, last week, that he’d favor states going bankrupt over accepting funds meant for coronavirus relief in order to address financial issues that long predate the virus.
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