White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday wouldn't definitively rule out whether more stimulus payments would be included in President Joe Biden’s future economic proposals.
“We’re only six weeks in so I can’t predict for you there will never be stimulus checks in the future,” Psaki said during a press briefing, per The Daily Caller.
“Obviously, we’re still in the midst of an economic crisis. That’s the reason why the president has been clear about the urgency of acting here. The Build Back Better Agenda ... the format, the order, the size of that has not been determined and there won’t be more details finalized or previews until after this bill is signed and the relief is getting to the American people. So, we’ll see what it looks at that point in time.”
Biden earlier Wednesday signed off on a Democrat plan to place stricter income caps on the next round of stimulus payments. The proposal would disqualify individuals earning more than $80,000, and households whose incomes exceed $160,000, from receiving checks up to $1,400.
“He is certainly familiar with the journey that it takes from a proposal to a bill being signed,” Psaki said. “He has also been open from the beginning for that being more targeted.”
Biden is hoping to sign his nearly $2 trillion coronavirus relief package before March 14, when more than 11 million Americans will lose their jobless aid.
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