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Senior Dems Plan $3k Per Child Stimulus Starting July

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Senior Democrats are unveiling a plan to give American families $3,000 per child 6-17 and $3,600 per child under 6 in another stimulus package, paid out $250 or $300 monthly starting in July, The Washington Post reported.

The proposal, aimed at addressing child poverty, is a piece of Biden’s $1.9 trillion stimulus package, laid out in 22 pages of a bill obtained by the Post.

Like past coronavirus impact stimulus payments, the benefits would phase down for Americans making more than $75,000 per year and couples earning more than $150,000 per year.

House Ways and Means Chairman Richard Neal, D-Mass., is leading the effort and comes as Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah, after meeting with President Joe Biden in the Oval Office on the $1.9 trillion plan, made his own proposal to send more per child.

“The pandemic is driving families deeper and deeper into poverty, and it’s devastating,” Rep. Neal wrote in a statement. “This money is going to be the difference in a roof over someone’s head or food on their table

“This is how the tax code is supposed to work for those who need it most.”

Fiscal conservatives might opposed the plan as a form of socialized welfare, particularly if families who are not struggling amid the pandemic lockdowns are still receiving benefits they might not need, the Post noted.

The plan is designed to be a one-time progra… (Read more)

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