Acting U.S. President Donald Trump signed the country’s budget for 2021.
The document was approved by the head of the White House in its original form. Among other things, it approved a $900 billion stimulus package to combat the pandemic coronavirus. The same document allocated $1.4 trillion to fund the government.
For months, the U.S. Congress has had a bitter dispute between Democrats and Republicans over the Coronavirus pandemic relief package for citizens. On Dec. 22, Congress agreed to a payment of $600 per person, while Trump demanded two thousand dollars each. Prior to that, Trump had to sign a resolution extending funding for the government by 24 hours. Such a measure avoided the so-called “shutdown” – the suspension of U.S. federal agencies.
On December 24, Trump blocked the country’s defense budget. He noted that China would benefit the most from the resolution. The draft also contains sanctions against the construction of the Nord Stream-2 pipeline.