Live updates: Biden urges Trump to pass stimulus bill amid stalemate

President-elect Joe Biden on Saturday has urged President Trump to sign the COVID-19 relief bill, after Trump rejected the bill and called for higher stimulus payments and less "wasteful" spending.

"It is the day after Christmas, and millions of families don’t know if they’ll be able to make ends meet because of President Donald Trump’s refusal to sign an economic relief bill approved by Congress with an overwhelming and bipartisan majority," Biden said in a statement.

Fast facts

    Trump has pushed for $2,000 payments to Americans, and for less "pork" spending in the attached omnibus spending bill.

    The current bill only gives $600 payments.

    Unemployment benefits run out on Saturday and the government could shut down next week.

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