Even though President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan has been met with skepticism from some Republicans, more and more GOP lawmakers have backed another round of higher stimulus payments that his plan includes. "Given the nature of COVID, given the nature of the impacts and financial struggles, people are hurting and I think people need [direct payments] as soon as possible," said Rep. Tom Reed, a New York Republican who co-chairs the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus and has been in close talks with Biden officials. While some have decried stimulus checks as "socialism," their implementation was could become the "conservative approach" to economic recovery, said Greg Nasif, a spokesman for Humanity Forward. "Something so efficient … and something without bureaucracy, without paperwork or applications, I think that's more American." Even though President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief plan has been met with skepticism from some Republicans, more and more GOP lawmakers have backed another round of higher stimulus payments that his plan includes. Biden's $1.9 trillion plan includes $1,400 cash payments to Americans earning less than $75,000, and while it is all but certain to change as Congress debates it, most Republicans have objected to the overall size of the bill… Read full this story
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