Biden Unveils $1.9 Trillion “American Rescue Plan”

Late Thursday night, President-elect Joe Biden announced his economic plan to counter the down slide of the economy due to COVID-19.

Biden’s “American Rescue Plan” is headlined by $1,400 stimulus checks, which in conjecture with December’s $600 will add up to $2,000, instead of full $2,000 checks that Democrats had sat on as a campaign promise.

Also, the bill calls for a increase of the federal minimum wage to $15 an hour.

Here are the full details of the bill.

Direct payments of $1,400 to most Americans, bringing the total relief to $2,000, including December’s $600 payments

Increasing the federal, per-week unemployment benefit to $400 and extending it through the end of September

Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

Extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until the end of September

$350 billion in state and local government aid

$170 billion for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education

$50 billion toward Covid-19 testing

$20 billion toward a national vaccine program in partnership with states, localities and tribes

Making the Child Tax Credit fully refundable for the year and increasing the credit to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for a child under age 6)

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