But Trump hasn’t given up urging Republicans in Congress to allocate up to $ 2,000 to a stimulus check for Americans who meet the income eligibility rules. He also wants a repeal of Section 230, federal legislation from two decades ago that simply states: “No provider or user of an interactive computer service may be treated as a publisher or speaker of information provided by any other information content provider.”
In practice, this protects website owners from lawsuits from their users. And that’s something that Trump has personal reasons for wanting to crush.
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The late signing of the Relief Act means the loss of one week of unemployment benefits for millions of employees and the loss of benefits for one of the 11 weeks of the extended benefit procedure contained in the Relief Act. Thus, Americans collecting unemployment checks who have been out of work for several months lose the current week’s average of $ 320 in benefits plus the additional $ 300 per week that Congress approved because Trump refused to go up To sign midnight on Saturday. That meant the unemployment programs had expired, which means that the process has to be restarted, which takes time, at least two to three weeks.
MP Nita Lowey has the option to adopt Trump’s demands:
While signing it means millions of Americans will sweat a little less for a few months, unemployment insurance is not an invitation to indolence as many Republicans would like. The benefit payments do not even cover the rent of many unemployed people, let alone everything else necessary for a decent life in the modern world. But it’s better than empty pockets.
His reasons for forcing $ 2,000 instead of $ 600 stimulus checks are selfish and undoubtedly to some extent tied to keeping those Georgia Senate seats, and therefore the Senate itself, in Republican hands, but it’s something the Senate should pass. Democrats have already said they are okay with this. Trump could of course have pushed for it in June, August, or October when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell played penny ante with the various versions of the HEROES Act that the Democrats passed.