The Daily Populous

Wednesday April 15th, 2020 evening edition

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The national president of an organization for IRS managers accused the Trump administration of abusing federal government resources by putting the president's name on paper stimulus checks due to be mailed out to Americans in the coming weeks.

Chad Hooper, national president of the IRS's Professional Managers Association (PMA), suggested to The Washington Post that changing the checks to add President Donald Trump's name could delay the IRS sending them out to households.

According to the Post, senior IRS officials said the president's name will appear on the paper checks beneath "Economic Impact Payment" following a request by the Treasury Department.

The Treasury Department denied this and said the checks will go out on time.

"Treasury and the IRS have worked around the clock to get fast and direct economic assistance to hardworking Americans.

"During the 2008/09 financial crisis, it took the government almost two months to distribute 800,000 payments.

For others whose payment details it does not hold, the IRS will start mailing paper checks from late April, prioritizing poorer households. »

Stimulus Checks May Be Delayed As Trump Requires U.S. Treasury to Print His Name on Them

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The Treasury Department's order could cause the checks to be delayed by several days or longer, senior agency officials told the publication.

Usually, presidents' names don't appear on checks issued by the Treasury Department in order to keep such payments non-partisan.

The stimulus checks, otherwise known as Economic Impact Payments, were included in the $2.2 trillion stimulus package passed by Congress and signed by Trump late last March. »

Coronavirus: Bill Gates condemns Donald Trump for stopping US payments to World Health Organisation

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Bill Gates has said Donald Trump's decision to stop US funding of the World Health Organisation "during a world health crisis" is as "dangerous as it sounds".

Donald Trump had said that the global health body had "failed in its basic duty and it must be held accountable" for its handling of the coronavirus pandemic.

Halting funding for the World Health Organization during a world health crisis is as dangerous as it sounds. »

Representatives Tim Ryan and Ro Khanna Introduce Legislation to Send Americans Additional Cash Payments

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Washington, DC – Today, Representatives Tim Ryan (D-OH) and Ro Khanna (D-CA) introduced the Emergency Money for the People Act to provide additional cash payments for hard-working Americans who have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic.

As millions of Americans file for unemployment week over week, we have to work quickly to patch the dam – and that means putting cash in the hands of hard-working families,” said Congressman Tim Ryan.

“Many Ohioans are just receiving – or about to receive – the first cash payment we passed in the CARES Act. »