Over 70 legislators support a fourth stimulus check, as well as more direct payments.
Outside still hasn’t opened back up, and many of us have only received one to three of the stimulus checks since Rona hit over a year ago. According to Newsweek, 74 congressional lawmakers are pushing for recurring stimmy checks until the pandemic is over.
Ilhan Omar of Minnesota and 52 other House Democrats previously sent a letter to Joe Biden and Kamala Harris urging them to distribute back-to-back checks of “equal payments to adults and dependents.”
“One more check is not enough,” the lawmakers said in their January letter. “Another one-time round of checks would provide a temporary timeline, but when that money runs out, families will once again struggle to pay for basic necessities.”
“It was very encouraging to see the inclusion of direct cash assistance in your current economic rescue plan. However, it is clear that during this unprecedented time in our nation’s history that we must take additional unprecedented action,” they added, Newsweek reports. “Recurring direct payments until the economy recovers will ensure that people can meet their basic needs, provide racially equitable solutions, and shorten the length of the recession.”
The group included signatures included Ayanna Pressley of Massachusetts; Bonnie Watson Coleman of New Jersey; Jamaal Bowman of New York; David Cicilline of Rhode Island; Jamie Raskin of Maryland; Jimmy Gomez of California; Pramila Jayapal of Washington; Rashida Tlaib of Michigan; Ro Khanna of California; and Ted Lieu of California. Twenty other Senate Democrats joined in on the move by March 30 of this year.