“In my opinion, we need to make sure that every working-class American receives at least $ 1,200 in direct payments,” Senator Bernie Sanders, a Vermont Democrat and hopeful former president, said Friday. Sanders said he will not back the $ 908 billion bill without major changes.
“Something is better than nothing, but what I’m really worried about is that the American people think, ‘Congress made a deal, we’re getting COVID relief,’ and then their lives change very little,” said Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat. “Something that I think is going to be very difficult, especially for the public, is not an incentive check,” she said, according to an NBC News correspondent.
Senator Josh Hawley, a Republican from Missouri, is also reportedly keen to see a fresh boost in the latest bill for 2020.
Meanwhile, top Democrats, including President-elect Joe Biden, support the new $ 908 billion bipartisan bill but make it clear they want changes. Biden called the proposal a “down payment” for incentives, with plans to revisit the topic after hisif not sooner.
It is likely that cutting onethis time is one way to limit short-term costs and increase the likelihood that some amount of aid will come through. As long as the prospects for a follow-up package in 2021 remain hopeful, a has another chance.
Support for another direct check will remain even if it does not return the smaller bill
Top lawmakers and President-elect Joe Biden have repeatedly acknowledged since November that a December 2020 bill will not be enough to get the country through the spring, triggering a larger stimulus package for 2021.
Leading up to this point, bipartisan support forhas been strong, with Republicans, Democrats and Biden all calling for more money to go to families and individuals.
“We need to continue funding the vaccine, the delivery of the vaccine,” Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, said on Nov. 29 on CNN. “It would be helpful to send money to struggling families and increase unemployment somewhat.”
The incoming president himself is almost guaranteed to make a renewed stimulus effort in 2021, and is preparing to act on a packed agenda in his first 100 days as president, including.
“At this point, the entire Congress should come together and pass on a robust package for lighting to meet these urgent needs. But every package passed in a lame-duck session is lucky to be at its best. but a start, ”Biden said Tuesday as he chooses his future economic team.
“My transition team is already working on what I will bring forward in the next congress to address the many crises we are facing, particularly our economic and COVID crises,” he said. Biden is expected to put pressure on hisafter the but without Congressional support there is .
However, Biden seems to remain confident that he can bow the ear to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is expected to remain Senate leader and also oppose Biden’s efforts, if the Democrats did not win for disputed Georgia on January 5. Senate seats.
“I think there are trade-offs, that not all trade-offs walk out of principle,” Biden told The New York Times in an interview on December 2. “He knows me. I know him. I’m not asking him to embarrass himself to make a deal.”
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