President Meets with Senators on Virus Aid

Lawmakers propose one-third stimulus that President Biden supports.

As the first month of 2021 came to a close with no new stimulus payments approved since December, President Biden met with a group of senators on Monday to discuss the next round of aid to Americans. President Biden has pitched a $1.9 trillion package that would include $1400 direct payments. The senators’ counterproposal is one-third the size at $160 billion.

The goal of the alternate bill is to focus more directly on the health effects of the pandemic – setting aside funding for vaccine distribution. The bill also reduces direct payments to $1000 and removes aid dollars to state and local governments. Press Secretary Psaki stated that there is a “big gap” between the president and the senators’ proposal, but the meeting would be an honest “exchange of ideas.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For the White House and Congress as they work together to pass needed aid for Americans. 
  • That Congress would have wisdom as they consider the vote on relief bills. 
  • For God to accomplish His will through President Biden’s administration. 

Sources: AP, Reuters


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