White House Says They Remain Committed to $1,400 Relief Checks.
During a bipartisan meeting on Wednesday, White House officials reportedly spoke about the next round of COVID-19 relief checks.
Two unnamed officials told ‘The Washington Post’ that the White House was not open to reducing the size of the $1,400 checks.
White House spokeswoman Rosemary G.
Boeglin later reiterated President Joe Biden's commitment.
The President remains committed to finishing the job on delivering $2,000 in direct relief to Americans who are struggling to make ends meet during this crisis, Rosemary G.
Boeglin, via ‘Washington Post’.
In terms of negotiation, Biden is reportedly open to narrowing the income threshold on the payments.
Republican Senator Shelley Capito said that although “no promises” were made, Biden displayed a “greater understanding” of compromise.
He instructed and told us, ‘Let’s follow up’ … No promises made, and no real concessions made at the time, but certainly a greater understanding of where we are, Shelley Capito, via 'Washington Post'.
A group of 10 Senate Republicans have proposed a stimulus plan that lowers the income threshold on payments to $50,000 for individuals and $100,000 for couples.
This would provide payments to about 70 percent of the United States, which is 80 million fewer people than Biden's plan.
Under Biden’s proposed plan, approximately 95 percent of the country would receive stimulus payments.