Biden says he's 'committed' to $1,400 stimulus check and says they will come 'as soon as Congress passes my legislation'

Biden says he's 'committed' to $1,400 stimulus check and says they will come 'as soon as Congress passes my legislation'

JOE BIDEN has vowed to get Americans their $1,400 stimulus checks – as soon as Congress passes his legislation.

The president said he remains determined to give a boost to "working class and middle class folk" as part of his $1.9trillion Covid bill.


He answered questions as part of a Twitter Q&A released on Friday as Congress continues to work on payments to the American people.

Biden said: "You can get your stimulus check as soon as the House and Senate pass my legislation.

"We committed to you, Democrat and Republican, a $2,000 stimulus check. $600 came forward last time around. Another $1,400 will be coming."

The stimulus bills are part of a package to help communities that have been harmed as a result of the Covid pandemic.

But the payments have attracted controversy, with some Republicans saying the scheme is too costly.

Biden has defended the high price of the payments, saying "now is the time to go big."

He said during a CNN town hall last week: "I’m committed to pass – look, here’s – some of you are probably economists or college professors or you’re teaching in school.

“There is consensus among economists, left, right, and center, that overwhelming consensus is in order to grow the economy, we can't spend too much," Biden said.


He added: "Now is the time we should be spending. Now is the time to go big."

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the House hopes to green-light the package "as soon as possible" before the March 14 deadline.

Democrats are set to fast-track the scheme through budget reconciliation, a process which does not require any Republican support.

Due to the current 50-50 partisan split in the chamber, a single Democrat voting against it would scupper the bill's approval.

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