GREENSBORO, N.C. — President-elect Joe Biden wants another round of stimulus payments to go out to Americans.
He recently tweeted, “$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. We need $2,000 stimulus checks.”
With his support and Democrats taking both chambers of Congress, one Elon University political science professor said we could see more checks passed by the middle of February or sooner.
“The big question is what’s going to happen with Impeachment talk? Is that going to distract senators from working on a stimulus package? But it will be a priority for Democrats to say, ‘we won and the consequence of that is we’re going to boost the economy through this stimulus package,’” Jason Husser said.
However, one Democratic senator, Joe Manchin from West Virginia said, “absolutely not,” when asked about $2,000 stimulus checks.
That would mean Democrats would have to find support among at least one Republican to get the bill passed.