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Charlotte, NC — After initially saying he would not sign the coronavirus relief bill, President Trump signed the bill on Sunday night. The bill enacts approximately $900 trillion in coronavirus aid while also adding $1.4 trillion to avert a government shutdown.
President Trump had signaled earlier in the day that news was coming in regards to the coronavirus relief bill on Twitter. He did not indicate if he was going to sign the bill, but he had been facing pressure to sign.
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In his official comments on the signing, President Trump said that it is his “responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.” He continued saying that the CARES act avoided another depression and that he had asked for cuts in spending and to send additional money to Americans.
He proceeded to say that he was demanding rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. He said that he would be transmitting a message to Congress about the request. He also asked for additional focus on voter fraud, a vote in the Senate on $2,000 checks, and a repeal of Section 230.
It is clear the President was signing this bill for the coronavirus aid, not the other spending measures. At the close of his statement, he promised that more money was coming for Americans and that he will not stop fighting.
According to GovTrack, This is the fifth-longest bill ever passed by US Congress.
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