- Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, a New York Democrat, is urging people to speak up if they think $ 600 isn’t enough for another round of stimulus checks.
- “[I]If you don’t want your member to vote for a $ 600 deal, you really have to tell him, “the lawmaker tweeted.
- In March, the first COVID-19 incentive package included $ 1,200 checks for American adults and a $ 600-a-week boost in unemployment benefits.
- In May, House Democrats passed stimulus legislation that would have yielded $ 1,200 stimulus vouchers, but Senate Republicans oppose the charge.
- Current proposals call for checks between $ 600 and $ 900.
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Is a $ 600 Incentive Voucher Enough to Improve Your Life? If not, New York congressman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging you to tell Congress.
On Twitter, the progressive Democrat noted that the latest COVID-19 aid packages being discussed in the Senate propose to spend far less than the $ 1,200 per adult included in the first round of stimulus.
As Business Insider reported, the latest bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Senate would provide $ 600 incentive vouchers – and only at the expense of helping state and local governments. The focus on controls has also eclipsed aid for the unemployed, who would see a temporary increase in benefits of $ 300 per week.
In March, the first COVID-19 stimulus package included $ 1,200 checks for American adults and a temporary $ 600 per week increase in unemployment benefits. And in May, a second round of stimulus, passed by House Democrats, called for support for both benefits once again – only to have both numbers cut in half by the Senate, where Republicans oppose the price.
“[I]If you don’t want your member to vote for a $ 600 deal, you really have to tell him, ” Ocasio-Cortez said. “Don’t think ‘oh, I voted for a Dem, it will be fine.’ No. If there is an amount that is too low, or some other red line that you want them to vote NO, then you should tell them. “
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