- May 30, 2020
Is a $600 stimulus check enough to improve your life? If not, New York Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez is urging you to tell Congress.
On Twitter, the progressive Democrat noted that the latest COVID-19 relief packages being discussed in the Senate propose spending far less than the $1,200-per-adult that was included in the first round of stimulus.
As Business Insider reported, the latest bipartisan proposal in the US Senate would offer $600 stimulus checks — and only at the expense of aid for state and local governments. The focus on checks has also overshadowed aid for the unemployed, who would see a temporary $300-a-week increase in benefits.
AOC urges public to tell Congress that one-time $600 stimulus checks are not enough
The latest stimulus proposals in the US Senate call for a round of $600 stimulus checks — just half of what Congress had previously offered Americans in March.