AMERICANS will get a third stimulus check next year after the potential $2,000 cash payment demanded by Donald Trump.
Trump has demanded $2,000 stimulus checksCredit: Splash News
“Yes,” Biden replied, however he did not go on to specify an amount.
The president-elect, who takes office on January 20, added that the monetary value of the checks is still under negotiation.
The third check could come after a second lump sum from President Trump, who is calling for Americans to receive $2,000 in stimulus.
Biden has said there will be a third stimulus checkCredit: AP:Associated Press
He demanded Congress return to the drawing board and offer Americans more than triple relief payments than the “ridiculously low $600.”
“Republicans repeatedly refused to say what amount the President wanted for direct checks,” she wrote.
Pelosi and Schumer as backing Trump’s big bill requestCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“At last, the President has agreed to $2,000 — Democrats are ready to bring this to the Floor this week by unanimous consent. Let’s do it!”
“We spent months trying to secure $2K checks but Republicans blocked it. Trump needs to sign the bill to help people amd keep the government open and we’re glad to pass more aid Americans need,” Schumer said.
“Maybe Trump can finally make himself useful and get Republicans not to block it again.”
Alongside confirming there will be a third stimulus check, Biden called the $600 a “down-payment.”
Although Trump did not specifically say he would veto the bill – which passed Monday in both the House and Senate – Trump said he would not accept the package.
“It really is a disgrace,” he said in a video he tweeted.
“I am asking Congress to amend this bill and increase the ridiculously low $600 to $2,000, or $4,000 for a couple.
“I’m also asking Congress to immediately get rid of the wasteful and unnecessary items from this legislation, and just send me a suitable bill.”