Trump says he 'directed' Treasury to 'get ready' to send more direct stimulus payments
Trump wrote that the direct payments would total up to $3,400 for a family of four
President Trump tweeted on Friday that he has "directed" the Treasury Department to "get ready" to send out direct stimulus payments in absence of a stimulus package deal in Congress.
Trump also signaled that he is ready to send additional federal assistance to states and local governments.
"I am ready to send more money to States and Local governments to save jobs for Police, Fire Fighters, First Responders, and Teachers. DEMOCRATS ARE HOLDING THIS UP!" Trump wrote.
The Democratic-led House passed $1 trillion in federal funding for states and localities in the $3.4-$3.7 trillion HEROES Act. The GOP-led Senate has not passed a fourth stimulus package to counter the HEROES Act. House, Senate and White House negotiators haven't agreed on a deal for a fourth stimulus package.