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President-elect Biden pushes for $2,000 ‘stimulus check’ for Americans

Biden has called the current round of $600 in cash a “deposit” and early last week said $2,000 checks would be issued “immediately” if his party took control of both houses of Congress.

US President-elect Joe Biden has called for $2,000 “stimulus checks” to his fellow Americans, arguing that the current $6.00 coronavirus aid payment isn’t enough to choose between paying rent or paying. putting food on the table.

Biden has called the current round of $600 in cash a “deposit” and early last week said $2,000 checks would be issued “immediately” if his party took control of both houses of Congress.

Now that Democrats have majorities in the House of Representatives and the Senate, and Mr. Biden will be sworn in as the 46th US president on January 20, the former vice president is likely to push for a new stimulus package later this month. “$600 just isn’t enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. We need $2,000 incentive checks,” Biden said on Sunday.

Outgoing US President Donald Trump has also thrown a check for $2,000. In December, the House of Representatives also passed a bill. However, the move was blocked by Republicans who then had a majority in the Senate.

Two Indian-American lawmakers, Congresswoman Ro Khanna and Pramila Jayapal, have also demanded a $2,000 stimulus check for Americans.

Mr Biden is expected to present more details about his proposal in the coming week. But he has talked about acting quickly to get $2,000 into the hands of Americans.

Mr Biden called for new aid — including boosting stimulus checks to $2,000 — after an unexpectedly bad jobs report in December that reflected a drop in employment in restaurants. President Trump signed a $900 billion emergency bill last month that included additional unemployment benefits extended through mid-March — a deadline that could serve as a deadline for lawmakers to move on to the next package.

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