Joe Biden promises to finish the job with stimulus checks of $ 2,000, $ 600 'just not enough'

Joe Biden promises to finish the job with stimulus checks of $ 2,000, $ 600 'just not enough' 

 President Joe Biden just reiterated his administration's commitment to put more money in the pockets of Americans struggling financially against coronavirus pandemic 

 "We are going The president added that the direct payment of $ 600 was included in the bill passed by Congress in December - a bill he called" down payment "-" it is simply not enough when there is to decide between rent and food. 

Biden signed two executive orders on Friday aimed at easing the economic burden caused by the COVID-19 crisis. This is in addition to the many steps he has taken since he took office on Wednesday. a process that requires federal employers to pay their employees at least $ 15 an hour and to take steps to get stimulus checks into the hands of eligible individuals who have not yet received them.

 "There are currently up to eight million people eligible under the CARES bill and a direct payment assistance bill passed in December, "Biden said. "You are entitled to these payments, but there is no easy way for these people to access them. So resolving this problem and giving them the relief they are entitled to is a priority today."  "

But the White House has made it clear that these executive actions are no substitute for a full response by Congress. Adding to the $ 600 approved last month, the total benefits would add up to $ 2,000. 

 Eviction moratoria and foreclosure through late September and billions of dollars allocated to coronavirus testing and vaccine distribution, among other things. 
 President Joe Biden speaks during an event in the State Dining Room of the White House on January 21, 2021 in Washington, D on Friday Speaking about the economy, President Biden vowed to stop issuing $ 2,000 economic checks. Republicans are already opposed to the plan, questioning the need for a bill so costly less than a month after Congress passed $ 900. Brian Corese, Principal National Economy Toric, justified the cost of Biden's proposal during a press conference at the White House on Friday. He told reporters that "the risk of shooting less than expected far outweighs the risk of doing too much."  Biden echoed that sentiment, saying, "If we act now, our economy will be stronger in both the short and long term. The president added," We can't, we won't let people go hungry. We cannot allow people to be evicted "for whatever they have done themselves."  We can't watch people lose their jobs. We have to take action. 
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