President Donald Trump is “supportive” of another stimulus check, according to the White House chief of staff.
Mark Meadows spoke with reporters on Monday suggesting that Trump back more economic aid for during the coronavirus pandemic.
“I think the president’s been very clear that he’s supportive of another stimulus check,” Meadows said.
“And yet at the same time, we want to make sure that we’re addressing things in a real, systemic way, whether that is making sure that the take-home check for every American is greater with a payroll-tax deduction, whether it’s making sure that we provide incentives for American manufacturing to be brought back rom abroad.”
Talks of another stimulus package has been ongoing between Republicans and Democrats in Congress and the White House.
Business Insider reported that the president has told aides he supports an additional stimulus plan however Republicans in Congress are split.
Trump told Fox Business that he supports larger numbers than the Democrats, however “it’s got to be done properly.”
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has also expressed support for another round of federal aid.
According to Business Insider, Democrats have supported sending more stimulus checks at $1,200.
An additional round of federal aid follows up the first round of payments distributed under the Cares Act, which passed in March.
Under the plan, many Americans received up to $1,200 and additional support to healthcare systems, small businesses and state governments.
Both parties have approved more than $3trillion in federal spending so far.
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