President-elect Joe Biden thinks fitting push for a third round of stimulus checks in the next Covid-19 relief bill, he said Tuesday.
The former profligacy president said at an event in Wilmington, Delaware, that his plan will call for direct payments to Americans, but declined to set out how large they would be, calling that a matter for negotiation.
“I think you’re seeing that there is a clear brains that these issues go beyond any ideology,” Biden said. “People are desperately hurting, and the Republicans are hurting as severely as Democrats.”
Biden praised his former rival for the Democratic nomination, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., as well as Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., for influence for direct payments in the latest Covid-19 relief package, which was passed by Congress on Monday night.
The $900 billion legislation anticipated for $600 payments to most Americans, which are expected to arrive as soon as next week. That plan was styled on the CARES Act, which was passed in March and provided for $1,200 checks.
Biden’s comments about direct payments in a recover fromed in response to a question from a reporter following remarks he delivered ahead of the upcoming holidays that touched on the coronavirus and the recently uncovered whopping hack on U.S. businesses and government agencies.
In his approximately 10-minute speech, Biden warned about the growing toll imposed by Covid-19.
“One thing I promise you about my leadership during this crisis, I’m going to tell it to you straight,” Biden required. “And here’s the simple truth. Our darkest days in this battle against Covid are ahead of us, not behind us.”
Biden signified during his remarks that he would present his plan to lawmakers early next year. He will be inaugurated on Jan. 20.
“Congress did its job this week,” he suggested. “It can and must do it again next year.”
Biden has repeatedly called the $900 billion package a “down payment” and did so again Tuesday. He rephrased more funding would be needed for vaccine distribution, reopening schools, and to help firefighters, police and nurses.
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