02:57 GMT24 January 2021
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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - Incumbent US President Donald Trump has promised new information on the COVID-19 legislation as well as some revelations on 6 January, when Congress is set to meet to formally count the presidential election votes of the Electoral College.

    "Good news on Covid Relief Bill. Information to follow!", Trump wrote on Twitter on Sunday, saying in another tweet "See you in Washington, DC, on January 6th. Don't miss it. Information to follow!"

    Earlier this month, after months of bickering, Republicans and Democrats agreed on a $900 billion coronavirus relief plan and a $1.4 trillion government spending allocation which was sent to Trump for his signature. The COVID-19 relief included individual payments of $600 for qualifying Americans.

    Trump, whose term ends on 20 January, stayed out of the negotiations for weeks. But he stunned both sides by refusing to sign the legislation, calling the $600 of personal aid a "disgrace" and demanding that it be boosted to $2,000 per individual or $4,000 per family.

    The government spending allocation needs the president's signature by 29 December to continue with weekly unemployment insurance for Americans and to prevent the government from shutting down.


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