Yesterday The Gateway Pundit reported that President Trump has signed the pork-laden coronavirus stimulus bill. However, that is evidently not the end of the story.
The article reports:
The president said Sunday that along with signing the bill, he will invoke the 1974 Impoundment Control Act to demand “rescissions” be made to the spending measures. Under the Act, if the president wants to spend less money than Congress provided for a particular program, he can seek congressional approval to rescind by sending a special message to Congress identifying the amount he proposes to rescind, reasons for it, and the economic effects of the rescission.
“I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed. I will send back to Congress a redlined version, item by item, accompanied by the formal rescission request to Congress insisting that those funds be removed from the bill,” he said.
The authority for controlling spending rests in the House of Representatives. The Democrats will still control the House of Representatives after the newly-elected Representatives are seated, but it will be a much smaller majority. Before the 2020 election, Democrats had won 232 seats to Republicans’ 197. After the election, the numbers were Democrats 222 seats to Republicans’ 212. By invoking the 1974 Impoundment Control Act, President Trump will reveal which Congressmen actually want to control spending and put an end to the spiraling national debt.