News is growing that a second round of relief checks will be issued by the government.
If the House and Senate can agree on a plan, the checks will reach Americans as early as August.
President Trump wants these checks out too, so they can stimulate the economy.
But nearly 2 million Americans were left out of the previous package. And Marco Rubio is fighting to fix this:
Sens. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., and Thom Tillis, R-N.C., have renewed an earlier push to ensure that American citizens who are married to foreign nationals without Social Security numbers receive the same $1,200 cash check that tens of millions of Americans received earlier this year as part of the federal government’s massive pandemic response.
Roughly 1.7 million Americans who jointly file taxes with a spouse who does not have a Social Security number were barred from receiving the federal money — reportedly at the direction of the White House, according to The Hill.
Around 1.7 million Americans are married to foreign nationals, who do not have a Society Security number.
They file their taxes jointly and thus were not eligible for relief checks earlier in the Spring.
It appears Sen. Rubio doesn’t believe an American should miss out on support, just because they are married to a foreigner.
They live and work in the United States. And they were most-likely slammed by the same state-mandated lockdowns as everyone else.
Chances are, some of them were small business owners who had to shut their doors. Many of them have children, who suffer thanks to closed schools.
It seems only fair that if the government is handing out checks, no American should be disqualified.
Some critics are against government stimulus checks, saying they will only create more debt that the country will not be able to overcome.
They also point to the mistakes made that allowed big corporations to receive support they did not need.
Others welcome the checks, saying it was the government that created this economic crisis. They forced millions of Americans out of work. The least they can do is help them out now.
But there appeared to be millions of Americans who were left out. Rubio wants to correct that.
Did you receive a check this year? Did the government miss anyone they should have helped?
- The government is preparing another round of relief checks.
- Rubio wants some Americans left out to receive checks.
- Americans married to foreign nationals were not issued checks previously.
Source: Fox Business