Progressive “squad” member Rashida Tlaib is pushing a bill that would give both U.S. citizens and illegal immigrants $2k a month for the duration on the pandemic.
The bill is co-sponsored by AOC, Ilhan Omar, and Jamaal Bowman.
The would be followed by $1k a month up until a year after the pandemic ends.
Tlaib and Pramila Jayapal said the bill “would be funded directly from the Treasury with no additional debt issued by minting two $1 trillion coins, and additional coins as necessary.”
“One in seven families don’t have enough to eat. More than eight million people have been pushed into poverty. Nearly one million new people are filing for unemployment every single week,” Jayapal explained.
“This unprecedented moment demands an unprecedented response. People don’t only need relief, they need stability, certainty, and predictability and the ABC Act delivers them exactly that,” she added.