dream. Bernie Sanders, I-VT. Saturday renewed his call for a $ 2,000 monthly stimulus payment, calling for $ 600-a-month unemployment payments, and what he described as “do-senate nothing” amid negotiations over a relief package , Slammed him.
“The American people can’t wait any longer,” the Democratic Socialist said in a tweet.
“Every working class American needs $ 2,000 a month. Every unemployed American needs $ 600 a week. Every American needs healthcare as a human right. No one should go hungry or homeless in America. “Nothing the Senate should do.”
Sanders has called for such payments before. In may, He now called for a $ 2,000-per-month payment with the Vice President-Elect Kamala Harris And Ed Markey, D-Mass. He argued the $ 1,200 one-time payment provided for in previous coronovirus legislation, known as the CARES Act, did not go too far to help families suffering from the coronavirus crisis.
Three senators introduced Monthly Financial Crisis Assistance Act To provide a $ 2,000 monthly check to every person with an income of less than $ 120,000 during the epidemic and for three months at the end of it.
Lawmakers in Congress are negotiating a new stimulus package, but have not yet managed to come to an agreement that would pass both chambers and President Trump. It is unclear to what extent the dynamics will change when President-Elect Joe Biden is inaugurated.
This is the latest call for major relief from the left-bank of the Democratic Party.
Rape Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, DN.Y., said on Thursday that the US “pays people to stay indoors to prevent the spread of coronovirus”. Following the coronation, Republicans called for the Republicans’ failure to reach consensus with Democrats on coronovirus relief a day after the knocking.
“30 million people in this country are at risk of eviction. Millions of people are unemployed or unemployed through cut hours, ”she said. “The economy is not a stock market. We are not doing well. People need help in red states and blue, and our job is to help everyone. This is basic. “
Fellow “squad” member representative. Ilhan umar, D-Min., Had another suggestion: “We need to send a check to every American until this crisis is over.”
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips and Marissa Shults contributed to this report.