President Trump signs COVID relief and spending bill, averting a government shutdown
President Trump has signed a COVID stimulus and spending bill, averting a government shutdown, but it comes with caveats.
The bill keeps the original $13 billion dollars assigned to crop and livestock producers, and it increases SNAP benefits by 15 percent for the next six months.
The House and Senate are expected to vote today on increasing the individual stimulus payment to $2,000 dollars. Children will get $600 dollars, meaning a family of four will get $5,200 dollars.
The President signed the bill using the Impoundment Control Act, meaning he will strike out the lines he considers wasteful and resubmit the bill to Congress. Those spending items will be on hold for 45 days.