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Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez says Democrats should look past the 'sugar high' of another $1,200 stimulus check - and urges them to hold out for a bigger aid package that includes state aid and health funding

2 days ago   |   By Business Insider

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Democratic Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez urged members of her own party to hold out for a bigger coronavirus relief package that includes their key priorities like a second stimulus check, state aid, and health funding.
In a Politico interview , the New York congresswoman said it would take a large stimulus plan to confront the twin economic and health crises stemming from the pandemic.
"This administration, it seems what they want to do is cut another $1,200 check, but they don't want to actually provide state and local ," Ocasio-Cortez said. "That $1,200 is a nice...
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Second stimulus checks: Democratic leadership rejects bipartisan proposal with $1,200 direct payments

Second stimulus checks: Democratic leadership rejects bipartisan proposal with $1,200 direct payments

2 days ago   |   By WGN TV

WASHINGTON - Democratic leadership in the House rejected a bipartisan $1.5 trillion coronavirus aid proposal that includes a second round of $1,200 direct payments to Americans.
The plan, unveiled by a group calling itself Problem Solvers Caucus, also included $500 billion for cities and states, unemployment insurance of $600 a week, increased SNAP benefits and rental assistance.
A set of powerful Democratic committee chairs swung against the proposal saying it “leaves too many needs unmet” - a leadership effort that signals that the Problem Solvers bill is going nowhere.
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