Trump admin. working on plan to send relief checks to Americans "immediately"

by Adam Ford · Mar 17th, 2020 11:52 am
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At a press conference Tuesday, President Trump revealed that his administration is working on a plan to get substantial relief checks to Americans "immediately."

"At my direction, [Treasury] Secretary Mnuchin is meeting today with senators on additional stimulus packages," Trump said.

Mnuchin then said:

"We are looking at sending checks to Americans immediately. What we heard from hardworking Americans, many companies are now shut down whether bars or restaurants, Americans need cash now and the president wants to get them cash now. I mean now in the next two weeks. We want to make sure Americans get money in their pockets quickly."

When asking how big the relief checks would be, Mnuchin said further details will be released later, but added, "They may be bigger than what's in the press." The press on Tuesday was reporting a figure of $1,000 per American.

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