March 02, 2021

Boston Globe: Warren and Markey want Biden to include recurring direct payments in his wider economic package

Massachusetts Senators Elizabeth Warren and Ed Markey are calling on President Biden to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in his Build Back Better plan.

The payments to Americans would come in addition to the $1,400 stimulus checks included in the $1.9 trillion pandemic relief package passed by the House Saturday which could be taken up by the Senate as soon as mid-week.

The pair have joined with seven other Senate Democrats and Bernie Sanders, the Vermont independent, in proposing the additional payments, writing in a joint letter spearheaded by Oregon Senator Ron Wyden that the crisis spurred by the coronavirus pandemic is “far from over.”


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By:  Shannon Larson
Source: Boston Globe