May 15, 2020 08:13 Asia/Tehran [Updated: May 18, 2020 21:52 Asia/Tehran]
  • Trump administration threatens Veto of  $3 trillion relief bill

Democrats are gearing up to push a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday. But the White House has threatened to veto the legislation.

Iran Press/America: US Democrats are gearing up to push a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill through the House on Friday. But the White House has threatened to veto the legislation, which would boost funding for state and local governments as well as the U.S. Postal Service.

The veto threat by the administration of President Donald Trump was issued by the Office of Management and Budget against the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or the HEROES Act. Democrats were not addressing the nation's public health and economic problems from COVID-19, the respiratory disease caused by the coronavirus, the OMB said.

Democrats are more interested in delivering on "longstanding partisan and ideological wish lists than with enhancing the ability of our nation to deal with the public health and economic challenges we face," the statement said.

 House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled a $3 trillion pandemic relief measure, an ambitious package with aid for struggling states and another round of direct payments to Americans that Republicans instantly dismissed as an exorbitantly priced and overreaching response to the coronavirus crisis.

The measure from House Democrats underscored the gulf between the two parties over how to respond to the coronavirus crisis. Economists and policy experts warn that the government’s relief efforts to date — as unparalleled and far-reaching as they have been — have barely sustained individuals and companies affected by the pandemic and that abandoning them could result in a deep and protracted recession.

The US is by far the most affected country hit by coronavirus with more than 1,424,100 people in the United States have been infected with the coronavirus and at least 85,800 have died, besides its economy is greatly suffered unprecedently.  

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