Trump reportedly throws his support behind the $900 billion stimulus deal brokered by Republicans and Democrats in Congress

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Trump urged Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill, but has called for larger stimulus checks.

  • President Donald Trump reportedly plans to sign the $900 billion stimulus deal brokered by Congress.
  • Senate and House leaders struck the long-awaited deal Sunday, ending months of failed negotiations.
  • The legislation will include $600 stimulus checks, $300 weekly unemployment benefits, small business aid, and funds for schools and universities.
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President Donald Trump plans to sign the $900 billion stimulus deal brokered by Congress, White House spokesperson Ben Williamson reportedly said.

“President Trump has pushed hard for months to send Americans badly needed financial relief,” he said, according to Politico’s Jake Sherman. “We look forward to Congress sending a bill to his desk imminently for signature.”

The White House did not immediately respond to Business Insider’s request for comment.

Senate and House leaders struck the long-awaited deal Sunday, clearing hurdles that threatened to shut down the government.

Republicans and Democrats came to the agreement after months of failed negotiations. The legislation will include $600 stimulus checks, $300 weekly federal unemployment benefits, small business aid, and funds for schools and universities.

Trump urged Congress to pass a coronavirus relief bill, but has called for larger checks on multiple occasions. On Saturday, the night before the deal was announced, the president called for Americans to receive “more money in direct payments.”

Congress is expected to vote on the package Monday, after which it would head to Trump’s desk to be signed.

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