While President Biden and Democratic lawmakers are pushing to get a third round of stimulus checks, this time worth $1,400, out to Americans, almost 60 congressional Democrats have a different idea: they want to give every American a stimulus check every month until the pandemic is over.
The effort is being spearheaded by Democrat Ilhan Omar, Representative of Minnesota’s 5th congressional district, reports CBS News. She, along with 55 other House Democrats, signed a letter sent to President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris yesterday urging that more needs to be done to help struggling Americans. While Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package would give every American another one-off $1,400 stimulus check, Omar and the other Democratic representatives say it’s not enough.
“One more check is not enough during this public health and economic crisis,” the letter states. “Many families cannot afford to wait for eight months between payments. To truly build back better, families need stability and certainty through ongoing relief—they cannot be at the mercy of Congressional gridlock.”