Representatives Ryan (D-Ohio) and Khanna (D- California) introduce plan to bring as much as $4,000 per month to Americans until the unemployment levels return to normal.
As Americans across the country are beginning to receive their allotted stimulus checks due in part to the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act signed by President Donald Trump, the Nation’s populace may be getting another, regular means of support.
The Emergency Money for the People Act (EMPA) was introduced by two Democratic Representatives, Tim Ryan of Ohio and Ro Khanna of California, would provide individuals with at least $2,000 per month for Americans 16 years old and over who are earning less than $130,000 in a year and married Americans could expect as much as $4,000 per month if earning less than $260,000 annually. Families with children would earn $500 per child up to three children.
The EMPA introduction includes the length of these monies being distributed until “employment returns to pre-COVID-19 levels”. Representative Ryan is calling for these funds due to the “unprecedented” economic impact of COVID-19 where as many as 16 million Americans have filed for unemployment benefits.
Representative Ro Khanna tweeted, “After you finish paying your rent, utilities, and stocking on groceries, how much of that $1,200 check do you have to make it through the rest of the month? This crisis isn’t going to end on May 1st, so neither should these government checks”.
Eligibility will be based upon 2018 and 2019 tax returns. Unemployed Americans can also receive these funds.