(WJW) — Progressive Democratic lawmakers on Friday proposed legislation that would hand over recurring stimulus checks, or guaranteed income, with monthly payments of up to $1,200 for adults and $600 for children.
Rep. Ilhan Omar tweeted the announcement introducing two bills:
The Sending Unconditional Payments to People Overcoming Resistances to Triumph (SUPPORT) Act and the Genuine Progress Indicator (GPI) Act is legislation designed to build a 21st century economy that is reflective of Americans’ everyday needs, according to a press release.
Meanwhile, democrats in the White House might have other plans on how to spend the money to build back a better America.
The Child Tax Credit program gives eligible families as much as $3,600 for each child under the age of 6 and $3,000 annually per child between the ages of 6 and 17.
The $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan currently on the table in Washington D.C. promises clean transportation, clean water, universal broadband, clean power, remediation of legacy pollution, and resilience to the changing climate.
A more grassroots approach to a push for a recurring payment was started by restaurant owner Stephanie Bonin more than a year ago. The Change.org petition, calls for targeted stimulus money.
Currently, well over 2 million people have signed it.