Republican Senator Hawley reveals the plan for the second stimulus examine for $ 1,200
U.S. Senator Josh Hawley (R-MO) attends a confirmation hearing from Judge Amy Coney Barrett on Capitol Hill in Washington on October 12, 2020.
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As questions arise on Capitol Hill as to whether or not there will be second stimulus checks, a Senator introduces a bill to make these payments a reality.
Senator Josh Hawley, R-Mo., Said in an interview with Fox News Thursday that his plan for second checks is $ 1,200 per person, $ 2,400 per couple, and $ 500 per child.
“The most important thing Congress can do is send direct support checks to every working family who needs them,” he said.
Hawley said he would not be discouraged if Congress can’t compromise the ongoing negotiations on coronavirus aid.
“If Congress can’t agree, I’ll have the floor and ask for a vote on direct family support,” said Hawley.
Earlier this week, Hawley called on President Donald Trump to reject the Covid legislation that did not include a second round of scrutiny.
Washington lawmakers argued this week over whether the direct payments should be included in the next relief effort and how much those checks should be. The most recent proposal from the White House calls for $ 600 checks per person. In the meantime, a bipartisan plan left out these payments.
Hawley’s check schedule is said to reflect the first payments sent out through the CARES Act this spring. “Every Senator voted for it,” Hawley said of this legislation, and the President supports it.
Hawley currently serves on the Senate Judiciary Committees; Armed forces; Homeland Security and Government Affairs; Small business and entrepreneurship; and the Special Committee on Aging.
Last week, President-elect Joe Biden said additional stimulus checks “may still be in play” in the negotiations on aid packages.
“I think it would be better if they had the $ 1,200 [payments to families]”Said Biden at a press conference.
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Correction: Senator Josh Hawley spoke on Thursday. In an earlier version, the day was incorrectly specified.