Donald Trump signs $1.6 trillion stimulus bill
President Donald Trump signed legislation Wednesday that will spend $1 trillion on a wide array of projects across the economy, including highway and transit projects, education and health care, construction, energy and natural gas, housing and housing-related projects, and infrastructure projects.
Trump and Senate Democrats are working to pass the bill on a party-line vote, but Republicans are also hoping to block a Democratic filibuster.
It also includes billions of dollars for the Department of Veterans Affairs and billions for the National Institutes of Health, which would fund the construction of new biomedical research centers and research labs.
Democrats are also demanding to see a full accounting of the cost of the president’s tax cuts, which Trump has vowed to enact in his first 100 days.
Trump said in his announcement that the bill will also provide $5 billion to help rebuild schools, create more jobs and create jobs in the community.
“In 2017, we will return our country to being the land of opportunity for all,” Trump said.
Trump also signed an executive order on Tuesday that expands the availability of childcare for American families. “
I am proud to sign this historic tax relief package into law, one that includes the largest stimulus package in U.S. history and one that will help Americans achieve their American Dream.”
Trump also signed an executive order on Tuesday that expands the availability of childcare for American families.
The new rule will give women, the first women in U to be granted access to paid family leave, access to up to 12 weeks of paid leave.
“We are committed to ensuring that families have the opportunity to start a new chapter in their lives,” said the president, who also signed another executive order to ensure that American workers get paid time off to care for a family member who is injured or sick.
The White House says it expects to be able to provide the new benefit to nearly 200 million families in 2020.
Trump also ordered federal agencies to review and reduce spending for all programs that provide food stamps and Medicaid benefits.
“This bill ensures that every American can count on food stamps, Medicaid, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, and other vital assistance for a year of full-time, affordable child care,” the president said.