Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan, $1400 Checks For Americans

Headline Roundup January 14th, 2021

On Thursday, President-elect Joe Biden called for swift action on his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 economic relief proposal. Biden's proposal, called the American Rescue Plan, would allot $400 billion for COVID-19 tests and vaccines, $400 billion in aid to businesses and $1 trillion in direct relief to Americans in the form of $1,400 one-time payments. It would also include $400 a week in extended federal unemployment insurance through September. The American Rescue Plan has two phases: rescue and recovery. The stimulus plan is part of the rescue phase, while the recovery phase will be unveiled in February and includes investments in infrastructure and clean energy. On Friday afternoon, Biden will outline his vaccination plan to administer 100 million coronavirus vaccine shots during his first 100 days in office.

Outlets from across the political spectrum gave analysis of the details of Biden's plan and its likelihood to pass Congress during President Donald Trump's impeachment trial.

Biden Proposes $1.9 Trillion Stimulus Plan, $1400 Checks For Americans

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ANALYSIS

President-elect Joe Biden has unveiled his opening bid on Covid-19 relief and economic recovery: a $1.9 trillion stimulus deal meant to help the United States address the health and economic crises induced by the pandemic.

The proposal, called the American Rescue Plan, is divvied up into three buckets: $400 billion for dealing with the coronavirus, including vaccines and testing; $1 trillion in direct relief to families; and $400 billion in aid to communities and businesses. It includes money for testing, vaccines, and public health workers; $400 a week in extended...

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From the Center
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President-elect Joe Biden on Thursday outlined his $1.9 trillion stimulus proposal and called for swift action on it, warning that the health of the nation and its economy hang in the balance.

“The crisis of human suffering is in plain sight. We have to act and we have to act now,” Biden said during a speech in Wilmington, Del. “We cannot afford inaction.”

Speaking six days before he will be inaugurated as the 46th president of the United States, Biden laid out a plan that would support coronavirus vaccination efforts,...

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From the Right
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President-elect Joe Biden stuck to his policy agenda rather than get distracted by impeachment politics through his unveiling of a $1.9 trillion coronavirus economic stimulus proposal on Thursday.

During a 25-minute, prime-time address, Biden strove to go beyond the nuts and bolts of his "American Rescue Plan" by conveying empathy for the hardships many people across the country are feeling during the pandemic.

"We didn't get into all this overnight. We won't get out of it overnight, and we can't do it as a separated and divided nation. The only...

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