Schumer: Dem Majority to Push $2,000 Stimulus Checks

Schumer: Dem Majority to Push $2,000 Stimulus Checks chuck schumer speaks from podium Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) (Samuel Corum/Getty Images)

By Theodore Bunker | Wednesday, 06 January 2021 06:59 PM

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., claimed victory for Democrats in Georgia, telling reporters that the new Senate majority will push to move quickly on $2,000 stimulus checks.

“America is experiencing one of the greatest crises we have ever had in our history,” Schumer said on Wednesday, according to the Washington Examiner. “And the Senate Democratic majority is committed to delivering the bold change and help that Americans need and demand.”

The senator added, “One of the first things I want to do when our new senators are seated is deliver the $2,000 checks to American families.”

He continued, “Our Georgia senators campaigned on it, and our caucus is strongly for it. We think the American people need it.”

Schumer said he’s talked to President-elect Joe Biden and vowed to work with the incoming administration to “help achieve a forward-looking agenda and deliver bold change to the American people.”

He added that Democrats “are united wanting big bold change,” when it comes to the filibuster. “And we are going to sit down as a caucus and discuss the best ways to get that done.”

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