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Democrats Applaud Trump for Signing Relief Bill, Drum Up Support for $2,000 Checks


"The signing of the bipartisan, bicameral coronavirus relief legislation is welcome news for the fourteen million Americans who just lost the lifeline of unemployment benefits on Christmas Weekend, and for the millions more struggling to stay afloat during this historic pandemic and economic crisis," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) said in a statement late Sunday.

Rep. Ted Deutch (D-Fla.), a former senator and current chairman of the House Ethics Committee, praised Trump's decision to sign the bill in a tweet, while calling for more relief.

"Thankful that President Trump signed the relief bill, but I am still concerned we have not done enough to assist Americans through this crisis," Deutch wrote. "Congress should return next year ready to work on additional relief."

Rep. Fred Upton (D-Mich.) wrote in a tweet, "I'm glad the President saw the light and signed the bipartisan government funding bill and the critical COVID-19 relief package to help the unemployed, small businesses, families, hospitals, health care workers, and the millions of Americans in need."

Upton added that he intends to back the larger, $2,000 stimulus checks that Trump has asked for.