New $2,000 stimulus checks set to be ‘high priority’ in Biden’s huge Covid aid plan
NEW $2,000 stimulus checks are set to be a "high priority" in Joe Biden's huge Covid aid plan.
The president-elect is set to unveil a new "trillions of dollars" Covid proposal on Thursday.
On Friday, Biden spoke about his help package at an event in Wilmington, Delaware.
"We're going to be proposing an entire package" that will deal with "the whole range of issues," Biden said.
"The price tag will be high … it will be in the trillions of dollars, the entire package."
Fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer has said that stimulus checks will be a priority when the blue party takes control of the Senate.
"One of the first things that I want to do when our new senators are seated is to deliver the $2,000 checks to American families," he said earlier this month.
New $2,000 stimulus checks could be on their way after the Democrats won control of the Senate in the Georgia run-offs.
The election of Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock means the party now controls Congress ahead of Biden becoming president on January 20.
It comes just days after Biden tweeted: "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.
"We need $2,000 stimulus checks."
His push for more money comes weeks after Trump first urged the coronavirus relief bill to have a round of $2,000 direct payments.
Meanwhile the $600 stimulus checks are on their way with people getting them sent directly told to watch out for a plain envelope.
The much needed Covid relief payment will be in a white envelope with the Treasury seal with people being warned not to throw them out as some did during the first round of payments.
It comes as the IRS reportedly sent $600 stimulus checks to more than 13million closed or invalid bank accounts.
People across the United States who used online tax services are among the millions of Americans who may have had their stimulus check sent to the wrong bank account.
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