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Coronavirus stimulus checks of $1,000 for every adult AND child proposed by four GOP Senators in new bill

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GOP senators have proposed stimulus checks of $1,000 for both adults and children.

Senators Bill Cassidy, Steve Daines, Mitt Romney, and Marco Rubio proposed the Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act, as a second coronavirus stimulus package is up for debate in Congress.

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GOP senators have proposed stimulus checks of $1,000[/caption]

“This is about putting more money in the hands of Montana families who are struggling to get by because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Daines, Republican Senator of Montana said in a statement.

The bill would give a family of four $600 more than the CARES Act.

Under the CARES Act, adults were given $1,200 stimulus checks, with an additional $500 per child.

The Republicans’ newest bill however, would give Americans less money than a Democrat-backed HEROES Act, which was passed in the House in May.

Under the Democrats‘ $3trillion proposal, both adults and kids would receive $1,200 – with a cap of $6,000 per family.

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‘As we consider additional relief measures, we should prioritize families by providing them with resources to help with the extra expenses they face as a result of COVID-19,’ Romney said in a statement[/caption]

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Sen. Bill Cassidy of Louisiana speaks after registering to run for office on July 24, 2020[/caption]

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The bill would give the money to all Americans with a Social Security number[/caption]

Another Republican-backed stimulus package – the HEALS Act – was proposed on Monday, offering the same $1,200 for adults and $500 for children as the first round of checks.

“As we consider additional relief measures, we should prioritize families by providing them with resources to help with the extra expenses they face as a result of COVID-19,” Republican Rep. of Utah Romney said in a statement.

The Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act would also close a loophole in the first round of stimulus checks, that excluded adult dependents – like college students and some people with disabilities – from getting the money.

Checks would only go to those with Social Security numbers, however – meaning that foreign nationals and those who have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), but not an SSN, would not get the payout.

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Foreign nationals and those who have an Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN), but not an SSN, would not get the payout[/caption]

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‘This is about putting more money in the hands of Montana families who are struggling to get by because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Daines said in a statement[/caption]

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Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida speaks during a during a Senate Intelligence Committee on May 5, 2020[/caption]


Talk of more emergency cash in the pockets of US citizens comes as the US GDP plunged a record 32.9percent, and another 1.43million people filed for unemployment.

President Trump recently said that a second round of emergency payments “may go higher” than the first.

“We’re going to see it may go higher than that, actually,” Trump told KMID when asked if the first wave was enough for Americans.

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