Rep. Rashida Tlaib Calls on Government to Give U.S. Residents $2,000 ‘Survival Checks’—‘Every Month’

By Staff | March 29, 2021 | 3:07pm EDT
(Photo by Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
(Photo by Aurora Samperio/NurPhoto via Getty Images)

Rep. Rashida Tlaib (D.-Mich.) is criticizing the COVID-19 relief measure which is providing $1,400 per resident of the United States with incomes under $75,000.

The $1,400 payment begins phasing out for people whose incomes exceed $75,000.

Instead, Tlaib wants the government to give people monthly payments of $2,000 “every month.”

“One time survival checks don’t cut it when the bills haven’t stopped coming in every month,” Tlaib said in a tweet that she has pinned at the top of her Twitter page.

“We need monthly, recurring, $2,000 survival checks,” Tlaib said.

Under the American Rescue Plan Act, which President Joe Biden signed into law on March 11, residents of the United States are getting $1,400 one-time payments for themselves, plus $1,400 payments for each dependent they have.

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