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Trump says he might not sign coronavirus bill without payroll tax cut

Trump says he might not sign coronavirus bill without payroll tax cut

by MORGAN CHALFANT - The Hill  |  Published on July 20, 2020

President Trump said Sunday that he would consider not signing an upcoming coronavirus relief package if it doesn’t include a payroll tax cut.

“I’ll have to see, but yeah, I would consider not signing it if we don’t have a payroll tax cut,” Trump told Fox News’s Chris Wallace in an interview that aired Sunday.

The president insisted that “a lot of Republicans” are in favor of a payroll tax holiday, though some Republicans have been cool to the proposal since Trump floated it earlier this year. Democrats have opposed the idea of a payroll tax cut.

Trump has previously said he wants to see a payroll tax cut in the next coronavirus relief bill, and the White House suggested last week that the measure was non-negotiable.

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