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Democrats will act on $1,400 stimulus whether there’s Republican support or not

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi say they are moving forward on a massive coronavirus package – with or without Republican support.

Late this week, Politico reported that the two were concerned about timing – and noted that it’s imperative that relief make its way to the American people before it becomes economically dire.


“We want it to be bipartisan always but we can’t surrender if they’re not going to be doing that,” Pelosi told reporters at her weekly press conference. “We cannot not have it happen, we have to act.”

For his part, Schumer said only “big, bold action is called for.” President Joe Biden has pitched a $1.9 trillion deal, which would raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour, as well as ensure that $1,400 in additional stimulus packages go out to those who make less than $75,000 per year.

It all could mean that additional stimulus payments could be hitting mailboxes in February or early-March.

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