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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 11:33 AM

Democrats push Biden to include recurring payments in recovery package


Democrats push Biden to include recurring payments in recovery package
By Morgan Chalfant and Naomi Jagoda - 03/02/21 06:00 AM EST


A group of Democratic senators is urging President Biden to include recurring direct payments for some Americans in his forthcoming coronavirus recovery plan.

A letter spearheaded by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) calls for Biden’s forthcoming Build Back Better proposal to fund recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions that are tied to economic conditions. That would be on top of the one-time payments of $1,400 per person that are included in the $1.9 trillion relief package the House passed last week.

The letter has attracted at least nine other signatories, including the chairs of the Senate’s three major financial committees, and will be circulated on Capitol Hill on Tuesday to garner further support. The letter does not specify a dollar amount for the recurring payments.

“We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan,” states the letter, text of which was obtained by The Hill. “This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads. Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions.”


Senate Banking Committee Chairman Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) along with Sens. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), Ed Markey (D-Mass.), Cory Booker (D-N.J.), Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.), Michael Bennet (D-Colo.), Tammy Baldwin (D-Wis.) and Alex Padilla (D-Calif.) have all signed their names to the letter.

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https://thehill.com/homenews/senate/541095-democrats-push-biden-to-include-recurring-payments-in-recovery-package

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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 11:36 AM

1. k&r

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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:14 PM

2. I would like to see recurring payments for disabled persons

I have a friend who is legally blind, barely existing on $600/ month, pre-pandemic! Can never afford medication.

It is worse now that prices for food, cleaning products, etc. Are way up!

Jmo.

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Tue Mar 2, 2021, 12:18 PM

3. NO, and NO and NO...there are not enough votes. Pass the damn bill before unemployment runs out

or the GOP takes the house and the senate in 22. The House bill is going to be tough to get through anyway.

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