Biden Fights For COVID Relief As Republicans Propose Leaving Out Tens Of Millions Of Americans
February 3, 2021
While President Biden and Senate Democrats are fighting to quickly provide states and families across the country the relief they need, Republicans want to short change the American people and leave out tens of millions of Americans from getting payments.
The Republican counterproposal on coronavirus relief could leave out 29 MILLION Americans who qualify under President Biden’s plan.
CNN: “The Republican counterproposal on coronavirus relief unveiled Monday would potentially leave out 29 million middle- and upper-income earners who would qualify for stimulus payments under President Joe Biden’s plan.”
States are urging Congress to go big on coronavirus relief and quickly approve aid to accelerate the country’s vaccination effort.
Politico: “State officials urge lawmakers to go big on Covid aid”
Politico: “State health officials on Tuesday asked Congress to quickly approve new federal aid to accelerate the country’s vaccination effort, as Democrats took the first step toward advancing a nearly $2 trillion Covid relief package that Republicans blasted as too partisan and costly.”
Moving on coronavirus relief as soon as possible has bipartisan support, including over two-thirds of independents and a majority of Republicans.
Data For Progress Poll: “Notably, we find bipartisan support: 80 percent of self-identified Democratic voters, 70 percent of Independents and 55 percent of Republicans want relief as soon as possible.”
President Biden and Senate Democrats continue to move forward with a coronavirus relief package that would deliver for the American people.
Washington Post: “Biden urges Senate Democrats to go big on his relief package, warns against smaller plan”
CBS News: “The Senate on Tuesday cleared a procedural hurdle on the road to passing President Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal, a signal that congressional Democrats will continue to move forward with a vote to provide more economic assistance whether or not Republicans come to the negotiating table.”