- President Joe Biden continues to work on a new financial aid plan for the United States, but discards a fourth check
- Biden unveiled the American Families Plan, a project with which the government intends to send aid to children, improve meal plans and strengthen education
- Authorities emphasize that the $ 1,400 check, the Child Tax Credits and other benefits still in force have been a great relief to families.
Bad news! President Joe Biden continues to work on a new economic aid plan for the United States, but this time the inclusion of a fourth stimulus check for citizens has been discarded.
The Biden administration is under heavy pressure to approve a new check and even to turn direct payments into recurring aid that is delivered monthly to those who are most vulnerable; but it seems that the political pressure has had no effect.
Biden scraps the fourth check from his new financial aid plan
At least 75 Democratic congressmen members of the House of Representatives and the Senate suggested to the president to consider the possibility of providing more direct aid to citizens, but right now the White House is focusing its efforts elsewhere.
Finally, Biden unveiled the Plan for American Families, a project with which the government intends to send aid to children, improve food plans and strengthen education in the country. However, it is clear that you will NOT integrate a fourth check.
The White House remembers the aid still in force
The presidency is clinging to aid already approved by Congress last March as part of the American Rescue Plan. That is why they emphasize that the $ 1,400 check, the Child Tax Credits and other benefits still in force have been a great relief to families.
“In March, the President signed into law the American Rescue Plan, which continues to provide immediate relief to American families and communities,” they say. “Approximately 161 million payments of up to $ 1,400 per person have gone to households,” they add.
Other aid available to citizens
“In addition to the stimulus check, the previous plan included the Child Tax Credit,” they recall about the aid that is still available for the benefit of the community. The good news is that if the American Family Plan were to be approved, the Child Tax Credit could be extended beyond 2021.
According to the estimates of the presidency, these already approved projects will lift “more than five million children out of poverty this year”, which for them is an indicator that the stimulus ‘injected’ into the country just a month ago is having an effect. . They also highlighted other benefits that help the reopening of schools and the application of vaccines against the coronavirus. The opinion.
Biden’s new plan
The Biden administration is focusing its efforts on the new Infrastructure Plan and a plan to create more jobs. “While too many Americans are still out of work, we are seeing encouraging signs in the job market as businesses begin to rehire and some of the worst hit sectors begin to reopen,” they said.
Like the American Jobs Plan, the new bill will need to be approved by Congress.
Fourth check: discarded
On a fourth stimulus check, the White House has not given in to pressure from progressive congressmen, who sent two letters – from the House and Senate – urging it to consider more direct funding to Americans.
“This crisis is far from over and families deserve the certainty that they can put food on the table and have a roof over their heads,” says the letter from Democratic representatives. “Families should not be at the mercy of ever-changing legislative deadlines and ad hoc solutions.”
The other letter, backed by at least 20 senators, including Ron Wyden (Oregon), Elizabeth Warren (Massachusetts) and Bernie Sanders (Vermont), urged more direct payments.
“(Should be approved) recurring direct payments and automatic extensions of unemployment insurance linked to economic conditions,” they considered.
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