Senators submit plan for $1000 stimulus payment for adults and dependents

On Thursday, four Republican senators presented a bill for a second round of COVID-19 relief payments.

With this bill from GOP senators Bill Cassidy, Steve Daines, Mitt Romney, and Marco Rubio, both children and adults would receive payments of $1000.

Adult dependents who were not eligible for payments under the CARES Act would also be eligible for $1000 payments under this proposal.

It was also noted that under this bill, families of two parents and two children would actually receive $600 more than they did under the CARES Act.

Republicans and Democrats have been in negotiations over a second relief package for weeks. Both parties agree on a second round of direct payments to Americans, but haven’t agreed on all of the parameters. The democrats proposal would provide $1200 payments per non-dependent adult, as well as $1200 for up to three dependents.

Both parties proposals, however, agree on the same income limit for Americans to be eligible, which is up to $75,000 per year per individual or married couples making up to $150,000 yearly.

Jon Ross Myers

Jon Ross Myers is the executive editor and publisher of the Mississippi News Network, Mississippi's largest digital only media company. He can be reached at editor@tippahnews.com

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