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Trump pushes Congress on coronavirus aid: 'Get it done'

Trump pushes Congress on coronavirus aid: 'Get it done'

President TrumpDonald Trump Pence said he's 'proud' Congress certified Biden's win on Jan. 6 Americans put the most trust in their doctor for COVID-19 information: poll OVERNIGHT DEFENSE: Biden administration to evacuate Afghans who helped US l Serious differences remain between US and Iran on nuclear talks l US, Turkish officials meet to discuss security plans for Afghan airport MORE in a tweet early Sunday pressed Congress to pass another round of coronavirus relief, calling for "more money in direct payments."

"Why isn’t Congress giving our people a Stimulus Bill?" he asked.

"It wasn’t their fault, it was the fault of China," he added. "GET IT DONE, and give them more money in direct payments."

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The president’s tweet came shortly after Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerChuck SchumerDemocrats seek to calm nervous left Biden says he won't sign bipartisan bill without reconciliation bill The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by Facebook - Senators, White House to meet on potential infrastructure deal MORE (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Pat ToomeyPatrick (Pat) Joseph ToomeyBlack women look to build upon gains in coming elections Watch live: GOP senators present new infrastructure proposal Sasse rebuked by Nebraska Republican Party over impeachment vote MORE (R-Pa.) agreed on language to curtail the Federal Reserve's special lending authorities. That agreement late Saturday set the stage for passage of a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill and $1.4 trillion omnibus spending package as early as Sunday.

The coronavirus aid package will include direct stimulus checks between $600 and $700 under a commitment GOP leaders made to Sen. Josh HawleyJoshua (Josh) David HawleyOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden announces bipartisan infrastructure deal | DOJ backs Trump-era approval of Line 3 permit | Biden hits China on solar panels Bipartisan agriculture climate bill clears Senate Florida hackers change highway sign to read 'Arrest Fauci' MORE (R-Mo.) on Friday. Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersOVERNIGHT ENERGY: Biden announces bipartisan infrastructure deal | DOJ backs Trump-era approval of Line 3 permit | Biden hits China on solar panels Biden says he won't sign bipartisan bill without reconciliation bill Business groups applaud bipartisan infrastructure deal MORE (I-Vt.) worked with Hawley to include the stimulus checks.

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White House aides last week reportedly talked Trump out of asking for as much as $2,000 in direct payments for Americans, fearing it could disrupt negotiations on Capitol Hill. The Washington Post reported that Trump said he wanted payments of "at least" $1,200 and possibly as high as $2,000.

The relief legislation is also expected to include extensions for expiring tax provisions.

Democrats, the White House and Senate Republicans have been negotiating for more than seven months over the size and scope of a new coronavirus relief bill.