During a rally for Georgia Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock, Joe Biden addressed the possibility of a $2,000 stimulus payment for Americans amid the coronavirus pandemic.
“One state can chart the course—not just for the next four years, but for the next generation. By electing Jon and the Reverend you can make an immediate difference in your own lives, the lives of people all across this country because their election will put an end to the block in Washington on that $2,000 stimulus check, that money that will go out the door immediately to people who are in real trouble.”
This comes after Senate Republicans blocked a vote for a House-passed bill (the CASH Act) that would have increased second-round stimulus checks from $600 to $2,000. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the CASH Act “socialism for the rich,” and he stated that the checks would go to wealthy people, not those truly in need. If Ossoff and Warnock win their respective Georgia runoff elections, Democrats will take control of the Senate and McConnell will no longer determine which bills get a vote in the Senate.