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Dems propose $1,400 payments as part of Biden virus relief

 

February 9, 2021

Anna Moneymaker, New York Times

Rep. Richard Neal (D-Mass.), chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sept. 23, 2020. Top House Democrats are preparing to unveil legislation that would send up to $3,600 per child to millions of Americans, as lawmakers aim to change the tax code to target child poverty rates as part of President Biden's sweeping $1.9 trillion stimulus package.

WASHINGTON - House Democrats on Monday proposed an additional $1,400 in direct payments to individuals as Congress began piecing together a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package that tracks President Joe Biden's plan for battling the pandemic and reviving a still staggering economy.

Democrats on the Ways and Means Committee would expand tax credits for families with children, for lower-earning people and those buying health insurance on marketplaces created by the 2010 Affordable Care Act. The panel, which plans to approve the measure by week's end, would also provide health care subsidies for some unemployed workers.

Less than three weeks into his presidency, Biden has declared that vanquishing the virus and resuscitating the economy are his top priorities. The coronavirus pandemic has killed over 460,000 Americans while the economy has lost 10 million jobs since the crisis began last year.

https://www.startribune.com/dems-propose-1400-payments-as-part-of-biden-virus-relief/600020584/

 

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