President Donald Trump has said he will not sign legislation that spends billions of dollars on a variety of programs, including a $600 stimulus payment for most Americans. He wants that increased to $2,000 and wants lawmakers to make that happen. Congressman Rodney Davis of Taylorville says that is surprising.
That is because Trump’s team helped negotiate this package. Davis says we’ll all likely find out together what the president will do next.
The package includes an extension of PPP and pandemic unemployment benefits, funding for vaccine production and distribution, a 5-year extension of Davis’ student loan repayment plan, and funding for the study required by law to have the 1908 Springfield Race Riot Site added as a unit of the National Park System.