The combination of shutdowns and extensive economic loss for so many Americans has created a demand for stimulus checks. Countless people across the nation are struggling to make ends meet, pay mortgages, and not lose everything. Furthermore, the extensive harm done to the economy over the course of 2020 is continuing to have adverse, compounding impacts.
The COVID-19 economic relief package passed by Congress (and later signed by the 45th president) currently contains $600 stimulus checks, rather than $2,000 ones. Despite signing off on this legislation, President Trump is calling for Congress to pass $2,000 stimulus checks for the American people.
Republican Sens. David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler, both of whom are up for re-election in heated Georgia runoffs, signaled this morning that they, too, support $2,000 stimulus checks for Americans.
The push for more COVID-19 economic relief
At this time, economic relief is a vital factor in ensuring that individuals and businesses do not fall by the wayside. In a rare show of bipartisanship, Republicans and Democrats agree that $600 stimulus checks are not enough; however, there are a minority of GOP members who have raised concerns.