President Donald Trump signed a $900 billion pandemic relief package Sunday evening
Read President Trump’s entire statement below:
As President of the United States, it is my responsibility to protect the people of our country from the economic devastation and hardship that was caused by the China Virus.
I understand that many small businesses have been forced to close as a result of harsh actions by Democrat-run states. Many people are back to work, but my job is not done until everyone is back to work.
Fortunately, as a result of my work with Congress in passing the CARES Act earlier this year, we avoided another Great Depression. Under my leadership, Project Warp Speed has been a tremendous success, my Administration and I developed a vaccine many years ahead of wildest expectations, and we are distributing these vaccines, and others soon coming, to millions of people.
As President, I have told Congress that I want far less wasteful spending and more money going to the American people in the form of $2,000 checks per adult and $600 per child.
As President, I am demanding many rescissions under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974. The Act provides that, “whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope of programs for which it is provided, or that such budget authority should be rescinded for the fiscal policy or other reasons (including termination of authorized projects or activities for which budget authority has been provided), the President shall transmit to both Houses of Congress a special message” describing the amount to be reserved, the relevant accounts, the reasons for the rescission, and the economic effects of the rescission. 2 U.S.C. § 683.
I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill.
I am signing this bill to restore unemployment benefits, stop evictions, provide rental assistance, add money for PPP, return our airline workers back to work, add substantially more money for vaccine distribution, and much more.
On Monday the House will vote to increase payments to individuals from $600 to $2,000. Therefore, a family of four would receive $5,200. Additionally, Congress has promised that Section 230, which so unfairly benefits Big Tech at the expense of the American people, will be reviewed and either be terminated or substantially reformed.
Likewise, the House and Senate have agreed to focus strongly on the very substantial voter fraud which took place in the November 3 Presidential election.
The Senate will start the process for a vote that increases checks to $2,000, repeals Section 230, and starts an investigation into voter fraud.
Big Tech must not get protections of Section 230!
Voter Fraud must be fixed!
Much more money is coming. I will never give up my fight for the American people!
So President Trump just invoked the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 while signing the COVID bill, allowing him to redline areas that must be addressed.
-This sends it back to Congress forcing them to 1) repeal 230, 2) cut out the wasteful spending, 3) add $2k.
This is a virtually unknown law and has taken Congress by surprise.
It also signals his intent to invoke *other* laws in the coming weeks.
PER FOX: The Senate will start the process that increases checks to $2k, repeals Section 230, starts an investigation into voter fraud, per President Trump’s redlines under the Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (which Nixon signed).
The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 is a United States federal law that governs the role of the Congress in the United States budget process.
Put simply, if the President wants to spend less money than Congress provided for a particular purpose, he or she must first secure a law providing Congressional approval to rescind the funding in question. The ICA requires that the President send a special message to Congress identifying the amount of the proposed rescission; the reasons for it; and the budgetary, economic, and programmatic effects of the rescission. Upon transmission of such a special message, the President may withhold certain funding in the affected accounts for up to 45 legislative session days. If a law approving the rescission is not enacted within the 45 days, any withheld funds must be made available for obligation.
Congress can ignore it and after 45 days the funds are released. And they have to be made available and ready before then anyway.
In this case, they won’t ignore it.
It’s a powerful tool here because normally congress would just sit on it and wait for the clock out for 45 days… Except in this case in 45 days there will be a completely new Congress. In effect, both major leaders will be out of power.
For example, NANCY Pelosi could be ousted from her House Speaker perch next week as new Democrat members refuse to say whether they’ll support her bid to be reelected.
Representative-elects Cori Bush and Jamaal Bowman – both progressives newly elected to Congress in November – deflected questioning on CNN’s “State of the Union” about whether they would vote for Pelosi.
New York Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the media-savvy self-proclaimed Democratic socialist, suggested earlier this month she would not support Pelosi if the speaker ran again. She claimed it was time for new, more progressive leadership for the Democratic Party.
So this really puts them under pressure and it was a wonderful move from President Trump and his America First agenda.
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