ILHAN Omar is pushing a bill that would give Americans monthly $1,200 payments worth following calls for a fourth stimulus check.
The Democrat tweeted on Friday: “For too long we have prioritized endless growth while millions are homeless, hungry or without healthcare.”
Under the plan, American adults who qualify would receive $1,200 monthly checks, while children would get $600.
Congresswoman Omar added: “The pandemic has laid bare these inequalities. We as a nation have the ability to make sure everyone has their basic needs like food, housing and healthcare met.”
The bill is also endorsed by Democrats Dwight Evans, Marie Newman, and Jamaal Bowman.
The legislation, if passed, would see the creation of a $2.5billion grant program under a guaranteed income plan.
FOURTH ROUND OF CHECKS?
A third round of stimulus checks was sent out beginning in the middle of March, with most adults receiving $1,400.
American families have already started to receive a monthly stimulus check worth up to $300 as part of the child tax credit rollout.
An estimated 39million households are eligible to claim the extra cash and payments started to arrive on July 15.
Families with kids under the age of six will receive $300 and can use the money to pay off bills or treat the children.
Parents with children aged between six and 17 will receive $250.
The Biden administration has expanded the Child Tax Credit for 2021 to $3,000 for children aged between six and 17 years old.
Americans will receive six payments this year with the rest coming as a lump sum during next year’s tax season.
A new relief payment plan will also provide specific Americans with $1,000 stimulus checks over the next two years.
The Cherokee Nation announced that its citizens will receive two $1,000 stimulus checks over a two-year period.
California followed this move to provide extra economic support to its citizens.
The “Golden State Stimulus II,” as the round of checks has been dubbed, was first proposed by Governor Gavin Newsom in May.