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Tags: Donald Trump | Trump Administration | schumer | stimulus checks | trump signature

Schumer Bill Would Keep Trump's Name off Stimulus Checks

an economic stimulus check is shown with president donald trump's name printed on it
An economic stimulus check is shown with President Donald Trump's name printed on it. (Eric Gay/AP)

By    |   Monday, 27 April 2020 08:00 AM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer doesn't want to see the president's signature on any more stimulus checks.

Schumer is planning to introduce legislation that would block President Donald Trump from signing additional stimulus checks, Politico reports.

The No PR Act would prohibit the use of federal dollars toward any material that promotes Trump or Vice President Mike Pence's names or signatures.

"President Trump unfortunately appears to see the pandemic as just another opportunity to promote his own political interests," Schumer said in a statement. "The No PR Act puts an end to the president's exploitation of taxpayer money for promotional material that only benefits his re-election campaign."

The idea for the new law came after the Treasury Department stated that Trump's name would appear on millions of stimulus checks sent out by the Internal Revenue Service as part of the coronavirus aid package. Some officials said the decision to add Trump's name to the checks caused a delay, while others said the announcement did not alter the timeline of check distribution.

"Delaying the release of stimulus checks so his signature could be added is a waste of time and money," the New York Democrat said.

Schumer's proposal is one component of a larger effort to implement more oversight of the Trump administration during the coronavirus pandemic.

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