On Saturday, the Senate controlled by Democrats passed the American Rescue Plan. Not a single Republican voted for it, yet every Democrat senator voted for it. The legislation will now return back to the House of Representatives where lawmakers will put it through a final vote.
The passing of the American Rescue Plan means that stimulus checks will likely be going out very soon. However, these payments will not be the $2,000 checks that Biden promised during the 2021 Senate runoffs. Instead, these stimulus payments will amount to $1,400 for eligible Americans.
Following the Senate’s passing of the $1.9 trillion spending package, President Biden declared that stimulus checks can start being sent out before next month, confirms Newsmax.
What Americans Should Know About the $1,400 Stimulus Payments
Individuals earning less than $80,000 annually and married persons bringing in less than $160,000 annually shall be eligible for a $1,400 stimulus check under the American Rescue Plan.
The 15$ minimum wage was a direct campaign promise from Biden, and he backed off of it immediately. Don't give me Senate parliamentarian crap, the VP can override it. They did it for votes, and now they'll say their hands were tied.
— Jordan Jaime Duran ☭🌹🏴 (@JJisASocialist) March 5, 2021
After the Senate passed his $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief bill, Biden addressed America from the White House. The Democrat president declared that because of the legislation’s success in the Senate, the public can expect their stimulus checks this month. Biden furthermore declared that more than 85% of the American people should receive a stimulus check before April 2021 arrives.
Democrats on Saturday largely celebrating their passing of the American Rescue Plan as a victory. Republicans, by stark contrast, had the precise opposite reaction; the GOP additionally criticized the American Rescue Plan’s complete lack of bipartisan support.
Reactions from Democrat Voters
Many Democrat voters have celebrated the passing of the American Rescue Plan. However, it’s not all smiles and cheers from the left.
Many are disappointed that the American Rescue Plan fails to include a $15 federal minimum wage. Likewise, Democrat voters have also articulated their frustrations regarding the spending package containing $1,400 checks rather than the promised $2,000 payments.
Trump sent $1800 stimulus out, Biden sent $1400 but if you look closely you may start to notice the media being slightly biased about this story https://t.co/wIqUWgbz26
— Neanderthal Scholar Poso (@JackPosobiec) March 7, 2021
At the end of the day, though, Democrat voters wanted Biden in office and this is precisely what they got. At this point, it is more than plainly obvious that no $2,000 stimulus checks are coming. Democrats voters are also now claiming that the $1,400 payments they receive will go towards food, back rent, and other essentials.
What do you think about the plan for $1,400 stimulus checks to go out later this month? Are you supportive of the American Rescue Plan and glad that the Senate passed it yesterday? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.