New Proposal Could Land A Stimulus Check Payment Of $1,200

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In an op-ed which took place on 9th April, Ilhan Omar, the Democratic Representative from Minnesota spoke her mind on supporting a couple of stimulus check proposals that would benefit millions of families in America.

The first proposal would provide everyone with an income floor in the face of abject inequality. On the other hand, the second proposal would help in making the expanded child tax credit Stimulus Check payment permanent. Initially, Omar had mentioned that she would be pushing for measures such as guaranteed income through multiple legislative proposals which would be similar to the SUPPORT Act. For those wondering, the SUPPORT Act would be distributing $1,200 per month to every adult- and a sum of $600 per month to every child.

Stimulus Check Payment Proposal Derived From Minnesota

Additionally, Omar was supported by Reps. Jesus Garcia and Rashida Tlaib, re-introduced the End Child Poverty Act– which would be replacing the CTC and the child provisions present in the earned income tax credit- with a Universal Child Benefit- as mentioned in a statement. In an announcement on the 6th of April, the three lawmakers stated that on the federal level, this program would definitely be universal and would also include no income phase-ins or phase-outs. Children would find themselves enrolled automatically at birth, and every single family would be receiving a monthly payment. 

It is understood that the initiative by the lawmakers could be inspired by the proposal of Minnesota- under which families that earn under $50,000 would be issued a stimulus check payment of $1000 per child through the child tax credit. The checks should ideally be benefiting 2.5 million families in the state, which would have a total sum of $3.9 billion. Families would also start receiving checks in the early fall- and this plan would also expand the child and dependent care credit in order to help families afford healthcare.