What You Need To Know About President Biden’s Proposal Which Includes An Additional $1400 Stimulus Checks To Americans And Other More Benefits
As Democratic President Joe Biden is sworn into the Oval Office, the leader is set to work on his meaningful promise of added benefits to ailing Americans directly affected by the ongoing Coronavirus disease-2019 (COVID-19) pandemic.
Early on, we have reported here at Consider The Consumer that the President promised additional paychecks for needy Americans a few days before Inauguration Day.
Set to work with a Democratic-held Senate and House of Representatives, political observers and enthusiasts are monitoring Biden’s actions during his early days in office. Many are expecting that he will deliver his promise.
But what is contained in the promise made by Biden? We have searched high and low to give you an easy-to-understand rundown of its details.
For starters, the President has promised that Americans will get another check worth $1,400 of direct payments.
This would be a far-cry to the $600 cash check Congress agreed to handout in a COVID relief bill they passed late last year.
Not only that, there are many perks and benefits aimed to help individuals directly.
Unemployed people will get an increased $400 a week while they are out of their jobs. For people who are just renting out, the President has promised to extend the ban on evictions – now it would be up to September 30th.
Aid will also be available to those who are struggling to pay their utility bills.
The government has pledged to increase SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits to 15% for American families needing help. Child Tax Credits would also be temporarily increased.
Working Americans, as well as business owners and entrepreneurs, are also taken care of in Biden’s proposal.
Employees will be guaranteed emergency paid leave up to September 30th. The government is also seeking to increase the minimum wage to $15 an hour.
Small and medium business establishments that were hard-hit by COVID would be given aid as the government looks to set aside $15 billion worth of aid for them to tap into.
To strengthen the United States’ COVID-19 response, President Biden aims to add $20 billion to the country’s nationwide vaccine program.
State and local governments would also receive a slice of the pie $350 billion would be doled out to them after they were left out in the earlier COVID relief package.
Earlier this year, they were left to fend for themselves as the federal government failed to hand out funds to them.
In conclusion, the Biden proposal would total more than $1.9 trillion.
However, in order to deliver to this promise, the President still needs approval from a handful of Republican legislators to push forward with this bill.
According to a report by Mark Huffman on Consumer Affairs, Democrats need to secure at least 10 Republican ayes to ensure a smooth passage of the proposal in the Senate.
This is a developing story we here at Consider The Consumer is committed to reporting to you, our loyal readers and followers. We will keep you updated on this matter as the information becomes available.
Editor’s note on President Biden’s Proposals:
This article is created to keep you in the know and inform you of the details regarding President Joe Biden’s promises including an additional check worth $1400, along with other benefits aimed to benefit almost everybody across the country.
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