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Some Americans have still not received their $1,200 share of the $2.2 trillion CARE Act that was approved in March. With more than 30 million people across the country out of work, some Democrats feel that the one-time checks of $1,200 are not enough to get people through this pandemic.
Democrat lawmakers, Reps. Ro Khanna and Tim Ryan, are fighting for Americans to get $2,000 monthly payments until this crisis is over. The Emergency Money for People Act would give cash payments to Americans over the age of 16 who earn less than $130,000 annually. An extra $500 per child would be given to parents for up to 3 months and would last for 6 months.
An NPR/PBS NewsHour/Marist poll released Wednesday revealed that 50 percent of Americans said they or someone in their household has either lost a job or had their hours reduced as a result of the virus outbreak. That is up from 18 percent a month ago.
The bill originally had 17 co-sponsors who were all Democrats, but since being introduced, it has gained 10 more Democrat co-sponsors. The bill is still in preliminary stages.
Rent is due this week.
Utilities are coming up.
Americans need to cash, this month, next month, and every month after that until this crisis ends.
A single, $1200 check isn’t going to cut it.
— Rep. Ro Khanna (@RepRoKhanna) April 28, 2020
Source: Fox Business