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.