Senate Republicans had initially offered a $1.1 trillion emergency aid package, but subsequently voted on a proposal providing just $650 billion — only $350 billion of it in new funding.
President Donald Trump says Congress should send second stimulus checks now and use $300 billion in remaining Covid relief funds.
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During remarks Friday at The White House, Trump said Congress should redirect unused Coronavirus relief funds to fund second stimulus checks for the American people.
“We have $300 billion in an account that we didn’t use,” Trump said. “I would be willing to release it, subject to Congress, and use that as stimulus money and it would go right to the American people.”