December 27, 2020
Update: 6:39pm Rep. Tom Reed voiced his support for increased stimulus checks as highlighted by President Trump to provide the American people with direct financial relief. “The American people are hurting. Economic stagnation and lockdowns have left many in difficult financial situations,” said Reed. “I’ve communicated to the President my support for his directive to increase the total size of stimulus checks to $2,000 per individual and will be voting in favor of the CASH Act tomorrow to do so. It is only fair that we act decisively now to deliver the comprehensive relief individuals desperately need.”
Working with partners in the Senate, Reed and the Problem Solvers Caucus developed bipartisan, bicameral legislation that helped to break the gridlock and shape the final COVID-19 emergency relief package. Earlier today, the bicameral group again urged the President to sign the underlying relief package into law without delay.
Earlier Reed sent out a statement with U.S. Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), Susan Collins (R-ME), Bill Cassidy (R-LA), Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Angus King (I-ME), Mitt Romney (R-UT), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Problem Solvers Caucus Co-Chairs Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ-5), again urged President Trump to sign the COVID-19 emergency relief package.
“Mr. President, we are asking you to please sign the emergency relief bill. This act will show your support for the American people who are in need of emergency lifelines like food, shelter, unemployment benefits and small business relief during these challenging times.
“However, if your objection to the COVID-19 relief bill will prevent you from signing, please veto it immediately. You’ve made your position clear and rejecting it quickly will allow those in favor to act before it is too late.
“Never before in your personal, professional, or political life have you been characterized as a man of inaction. Now is not the time to sit idly by – please do the right thing and sign or veto this bill immediately.”