Schumer to introduce legislation preventing Trump from signing stimulus checks

Schumer’s proposal comes after the Treasury Department ordered that Trump’s name appear on millions of stimulus checks sent out by the IRS following the passage of a $2 trillion rescue package in March. Critics said the signature seemed designed to make it appear as if the money was due solely to the beneficence of the president.

“Delaying the release of stimulus checks so his signature could be added is a waste of time and money,” Schumer added.

The Senate minority leader’s plan is part of a broader Democratic effort to conduct oversight over the Trump administration amid the pandemic. March’s economic rescue package included the creation of a commission to oversee the administration’s handling of a $500 billion fund for distressed industries.