U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders, who as the new chairman of the Senate Budget Committee will shape the final $1.9 trillion coronavirus stimulus bill, said Sunday the $1,400 direct payments should go to Americans making $75,000 or less.
A more contagious coronavirus variant is on the rise in the United States and could become dominant in hot spots like Florida and Southern California “within a few weeks,” according to a testing company that has helped identify the largest share of variant cases in the US.
It’s been more than a month since the IRS began sending Americans their second COVID stimulus checks, for $600. So where’s the other $1,400 leaders talked about approving quickly — to turn that last direct payment into an even $2,000?
President Joe Biden’s first full day in office Thursday focused on getting the Covid-19 pandemic under control, rolling out his national strategy that includes several executive actions related to vaccinations and testing in hopes of moving the federal response in a different direction.