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Second Stimulus Verifies ‘critical,’ Rep. Tlaib Says, After Bipartisan Bill Omits The Measurement



A second round of stimulus checks has been described as “critical” by Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D-MI), as she responded to a recent bipartisan relief proposal that excludes such payments.

A cross-party group of lawmakers proposed a $908 billion compromise proposal on Tuesday, in a bid to breach the ongoing impasse over stimulus.

However, despite bipartisan support among lawmakers and the public for further economic impact payments, they have been excluded from the pitch.

“It’s critical that we have another stimulus check. Direct payments help families in desperate need & it stimulates our local economy,” Tlaib wrote on Twitter, sharing a news report detailing the package.

“This proposal ignores the fact that 8 mill more people have fallen into poverty due to this pandemic, many of which are families with children.”

A study from Columbia University released in October said the number of people in poverty in the U.S. had grown by eight million since May, according to a report from The New York Times

Alongside these comments, Tlaib shared an article detailing the call from more than 125 economists, published by Economic Security Project, urging another round of stimulus checks be paid out.

“We urge policymakers to use all the tools at their disposal to revitalize the economy, including direct cash payments, which are one of the quickest, most equitable, and most effective ways to get families and the economy back on track,” this read.




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