Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate who ran on a promise to give every American $1,000 a month, said he is “beyond disappointed” that Congress has yet to agree on a coronavirus relief package that would include a second round of stimulus checks and additional unemployment benefits.
“It’s infuriating that so many Americans are hurting and we’re still waiting on a relief bill that should have been passed months ago,” Yang said in an interview with CNN.
Yang’s comments come as the latest stimulus bill negotiations appear to be sputtering yet again. With President Trump calling off negotiations last week—and then quickly calling them back on again—the White House came back on Friday with a stimulus offer of $1.8 trillion. That’s less than the $2.2 trillion package Democrats had been pushing for but higher than the previous $1.6 trillion package. In other words, a compromise.