The House of Representatives made a vote on the call of President of the United States of America, Donald Trump , to “increase $ 600 in cash assistance to $ 2,000” for economic support for the coronavirus epidemic .
The bill, which was brought to the agenda at Trump’s request, was approved with 134 votes to 275.
The next stop of the bill to increase the $ 600 cash aid included in the support package for the economic effects of the coronavirus epidemic to $ 2,000 will be the US Senate.
US President Donald Trump signed the economic support package for the coronavirus epidemic on December 27, which included cash assistance.
Trump, who described the support package for the coronavirus epidemic, which was submitted to him for signature with the approval of the Congress, as “disgrace” , asked for some changes, including increasing the cash assistance of 600 dollars to 2 thousand dollars and did not sign the draft containing the support package and the budget.
Democratic members of the House of Representatives, who took action last week on Trump’s call, attempted to increase the cash aid of $ 600 to $ 2,000.
Despite Trump’s call, the Republicans rejected the Democrats’ offer. The President of the US House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, stated that he will bring the issue to the agenda again in the parliament on Monday.
In the economic support package, it was envisaged to provide direct cash assistance of 600 dollars to those whose annual income was 75 thousand dollars and below in 2019.