President Trump said he supported the idea of giving Americans a second round of “very generous” financial aid to counter the effect of the closings amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to reports.
“We will make another stimulus package, it will be very good, very generous,” the president told Scripps Networks on Monday, adding that the bipartisan measure would likely come “in the next two weeks.”
When asked by Washington correspondent Joe St. George how much money people will receive from the upcoming stimulus bill, Trump said: “He will find out,” the Denver Channel reported.
In legislation that the president enacted in March, Republicans and Democrats in Congress agreed to provide direct payments of up to $ 1,200 each to millions of citizens, with additional payments of $ 500 per child.
Another $ 3 trillion bill that passed the House of Representatives on May 15 contains a second round of economic stimulus payments of up to $ 6,000 per American household.
But the Republican-controlled Senate has not accepted the House package and lawmakers are not expected to move toward another coronavirus bill until next month.
Three people familiar with the internal administration’s deliberations told the Washington Post that the president told attendees that he believes another round of stimulus controls will boost the economy and help his chances for reelection.
But top Republicans in Congress and some top Trump officials remain skeptical of sending more financial aid, creating a schism in conservative circles that could have a major impact on the stimulus package, according to the newspaper, which noted that the House Blanca has not officially taken a position on the matter.