Unlike Trump, Biden Won’t Hold Up COVID-19 Stimulus Checks To Sign Them
The White House confirmed on Tuesday that President Joe Biden‘s name would not be printed on the new round of stimulus checks from the just-passed $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill.
The move is in contrast to former President Donald Trump, who had his name added on the bottom of the first two rounds of checks.
Trump’s decision to print his name on the bottom of the payments delayed their arrival for days, according to Internal Revenue Service (IRS) officials. The Trump administration, however, maintained that the decision did not cause a delay.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki said Biden saw no need to sign the checks.
“We are doing everything in our power to expedite the payments and not delay them, which is why the president’s name will not appear on the memo line of this round of stimulus checks,” Psaki told reporters at a news conference on Tuesday.
“This is not about him,” Psaki continued. “This is about the American people getting relief.”
Last Wednesday, the final $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill was passed by Congress. Some checks have already begun arriving to U.S. citizens.