Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called on President Trump to not "just talk" but to "act" and to urge Senate Republicans to "support $2,000 in relief (checks)."
Speaking at a news conference in Brooklyn, New York, on Monday, he said:
"Today, I am telling Donald Trump, don't just talk about it, act. These Senate Republicans have followed you through thick and thin. Get them now to act and support the $2,000 checks."
Schumer added that he "will be on the floor of the Senate tomorrow urging that to happen, asking for what's called a unanimous consent request, and if Republicans go along, it will happen. We need that money. People are desperate. They need the help."
The New York Democrat noted that right now, there are "not enough" Senate Republicans for it to pass.
On Trump signing the relief bill late Sunday, he said, "We’re glad the President finally signed the Covid relief bill yesterday. New Yorkers can breathe a momentary sigh of relief."