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‘Cash Relief’ Bill Introduced in Congress

Republicans and Democrats are working together in Congress to push a cash relief bill that would provide an additional round of direct stimulus payments to the American families to help them during the economic crisis.

Republicans and Democrats are working together in Congress to push a cash relief bill that would provide an additional round of direct stimulus payments to the American families to help them during the economic crisis.

Backed by former presidential candidate Andrew Yang and 501(c)4 organization ‘Humanity Forward,’ the bill is the first of its kind to be introduced with bipartisan support, according to POLITICO.

Donned the Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act (H.R. 8893), the bill was introduced by Congresswoman Lisa Blunt Rochester (D-DE) and Congressman David McKinley (R-WV). The legislation would provide an additional round of direct stimulus payments to the American families to help them survive this economic crisis.

The legislation currently has 12 Democratic and 12 Republican cosponsors, including Congresswoman Joyce Beatty (D-OH), Congressman Raul Ruiz (D-CA), Congressman Tom O’Halleran (D-AZ), Congressman Pete Aguilar (D-CA), Congressman Conor Lamb (D-PA), Congresswoman Abigail Spanberger (D-VA), Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D-WA), Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ), Congressman Tom Reed (R-NY), Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-OK), and others.

From the press release from Humanity Forward on Monday:

This broad bipartisan coalition, including everyone from conservative Republicans to progressive Democrats, demonstrates the surging bipartisan momentum for including direct stimulus payments in a year-end COVID relief package.

“There is a sense of urgency right now,” said Congresswoman Blunt Rochester, to POLITICO. “As these deadlines come to fruition, we’ve seen so many people who are at risk from eviction. We’ve seen so many of our folks on food lines, they need the help.”

Congressman McKinley underscored the importance of helping people while Washington debates more contentious issues. “While we debate the others and we work out all the details, let’s help those individuals get through this because they’re still struggling,” he said.

Public support for cash relief is extremely high amongst all Americans across party lines.

Now, as a result of Humanity Forward’s push, the first-ever bipartisan standalone cash relief bill has hit the floor of the United States House of Representatives.

Read the full POLITICO story here.

Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as issues in law enforcement. She has a background in Political Science with a focus in local government and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. Jessica is a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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    Elle

    December 15, 2020 at 9:47 am

    This couldn’t happen soon enough!

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    D

    December 15, 2020 at 10:50 am

    We need help. Food is beyond low do you really care about Americans. You all have millions of dollars in your checking account. Please stop acting like babies and get Americans money instead of other countries

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    Lawrence Brayton

    December 15, 2020 at 10:57 am

    Mitch Mcconnell needs to stop playing his childish games that are affecting millions of citizens of the United States that pay taxes. We need more money now not to live, but to SURVIVE! All he’s interested in is making his rich friends richer. Hell with the rest of us. Especially the disabled on a fixed low income, $13,000 a year that need the money!! How does it feel Mitch to be sticking it to the citizens of our country? YOU DONT CARE. Just kill us all and get it over with already. The most hated man in AMERICA! Sad case for a human being. Sad, sad ,sad!!

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    Silviu

    December 15, 2020 at 2:31 pm

    Mitch McConnell doesn’t care because he’s got million stashed away. He hates US ( are you a communist.?) help us the poor people.

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    Valerie Nellenback

    December 15, 2020 at 2:33 pm

    Mitch McConnell needs to have his pay cut down to what ssi and ssdi get a month. I get 850.00 a month and cant pay all my bills. Cant put food in the house because there’s no extra money. Im living with 4 others, 3 of who are disabled and of course I am too. Only 1 of us eligible for the snap program. 202.00 a month they give me and expect me to live on it. We spend well over 1,000$ a month just for food. Of course its been cut in half because we cant afford the food prices in store. There are 5 of us here, the youngest is 32 and he is the only one working. I think congress should be ashamed of themselves, they have all the money they need at their disposal. Im hoping they push a stimulus bill through today. Its been rough going for months. Please pass the stimulus, we. Are begging.

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    Annie Ramirez more videos

    December 15, 2020 at 2:45 pm

    Due to the high food prices and power Bill’s and the price of kerosene it’s getting harder for people to live this is America and there’s no reason for anyone to be homeless or hungry especially kids and here it’s almost Christmas and alot of children will be disappointed Christmas morning we need help

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    Dalton Albert

    December 15, 2020 at 3:53 pm

    We have kids and adults starving but y’all rich just care about the rich get us the people some money or people going to start taking what they need

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    Tammy

    December 15, 2020 at 4:20 pm

    Lawrence Braxton u are correct. And Mitch McConnell is evil. He don’t care about the people is so true. I’am disabled at the age of 50 at the time for busting my butt so hard. Got a collapsed kidney from lifting and working at Walmart and then the Chicken Plant. And don’t make enough to even cover my bills. It’s sad that they forget about us and want to give 300 to unemployment people and not everyone who is infected by the virus or who isn’t. Every American who paid or pays taxes should get a check. We have had to be in lockdown like everyone else and now that it’s been so long 1,200 ain’t 💩. It needs to be double that by now at least. And what’s sad is other countries are paying their people 2,000 a month or so now until it’s over and the U.S. is one of the richest countries they say. That’s why EVERYONE wants to cross into our border. We the people made this country and it’s OUR own money and we pay them to protect us but Mitch doesn’t, or Nasty Pelosi. They don’t care about the people and just their rich family and friends. People haven’t been dealt the cards they have and we can’t help being low income because of our health or whatever it may just be. They all need to be kicked so hard out of office. President gave his paycheck away for the people and all the others can do is brag about their rich selves. So disrespectful to our people of this country. Hope Nasty Pelosi chokes on her ice cream and Moscow Mitch chokes on his steak & Lobster. 😡

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    Richard Long

    December 15, 2020 at 4:33 pm

    Yes we need help Mich McConnell is the hold up he don’t give a shit about the people only him self and his rich buddys

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    David Edgsr

    December 15, 2020 at 5:51 pm

    So much TALK and NO ACTION. LIKE What was spoken in that MOVIE !!!

    Show Me the MONEY !!!! TALK IS CHEAP

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    Robert Crandall

    December 15, 2020 at 6:18 pm

    Mitch McConnel is a traitor to the American prople. I sent his office a scathing lettrr and that coward nevrr even boyhrted to respond. And I am a lifelong Consrrvative and Repunlican. All he cares about is his own self. He keeps emailing me and begging me for money and I keep sending them back to him with the word, “Traitor!!”

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    Charles

    December 15, 2020 at 7:44 pm

    I think it was Nancy that turned down 1.2 trillion. She was holding it up until the new administration. Blame her.

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    Georgiana stewart

    December 15, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    Thay are still getting paid,and able to put food on their table for their family and said F___k all the people we the people still have to tell our kids we can’t have Xmas because Santa didn’t come to our home this year because he couldn’t feed the rain deer no money

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    NELDA SMITH

    December 20, 2020 at 10:44 am

    We will believe it when we see it…but not worth anything if Nancy Pelosi fills it full of pork. This is about USA’s CITIZENS, not padding Democrat Agendas and pockets!

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