December 24th local time, the U.S. House of Representatives rejected a proposal to distribute a relief fund of 2,000 US dollars directly to each of the people.
According to local media reports, in order to meet Trump’s request for changes to the relief bill, House Democrats tried to increase the original $600 bailout to $2,000, but Republicans refused.
Republicans’ proposal to reduce foreign aid to increase subsidies to Americans has also been stopped by Democrats.
This move has revived the possibility of the shutdown of the U.S. government during the epidemic.
On Tuesday evening, Trump released a video threatening to reject the 2.3 trillion comprehensive package just passed by Congress, including a $900 billion relief bill and a $1.4 trillion government budget, to finance the government’s operation for the rest of the fiscal year.
In the video, Trump said that the $600 cash subsidy in the relief bill was far from enough, and the request was increased to $2,000.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that Democrats will vote again on December 28 to try to pass the bill fully, and expressed the hope that Trump will have signed the bill by then to avoid a government shutdown and provide relief assistance to the United States.