Rep. Illhan Omar (D-Minn.) called it “disappointing” that Democrats are “sending money to less people” than former President Trump’s administration with its coronavirus relief bill.
While the current $1.9 trillion proposal includes $1,400 stimulus checks — higher than the $600 and $1,200 approved in previous stimulus bills last year — it also includes tighter caps on who would receive a partial check.
Individuals making up to $75,000 would be eligible for the full stimulus check, while those making between $80,000 and $100,000 — or couples making double that – will get no money, despite getting partial checks in previous bills.
“I see it as a really disappointing development. We obviously are now ultimately sending money to less people than the Trump administration and the Senate majority Republicans,” Omar said Friday in an interview on CNN.
“This is not the promise that we made, this is not what we are given the opportunity to be in the majority in the Senate and to have the White House,” Omar continued. “And so ultimately it is a failure when we compromise ourselves out of delivering on behalf of the American people and keeping our promises.”
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