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Boyle Leads Effort to Prevent Trump Politicizing Stimulus Checks

April 1, 2020
Press Release

PHILADELPHIA – Today, Congressman Brendan F. Boyle (PA-02) sent a letter, co-signed by 22 additional members of Congress, to Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to urge for a civil servant to sign the stimulus checks instead of potentially delaying it to fulfill President Trump’s request of having his own signature on each check. It is protocol for a civil servant from the Department of the Treasury to sign paper checks. 
“It is highly inappropriate to use these relief payments as a campaign tool,” said Congressman Boyle. “These payments should get to Americans without any delay. Adding the President’s automated signature to a paper version of this relief payment could delay its arrival by 4-6 weeks. These checks will directly help Americans suffering from the effects of this public health emergency and it should not be politicized by any politician, including the President of the United States. In this time of life and death, we must put politics aside and prioritize providing immediate relief to hardworking American families.”

Congressman Boyle’s letter was signed and supported by 22 Members of Congress. The full letter can be found here