Democrats including Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren are pushing Biden to give Americans recurring direct payments on top of $1,400 checks in his latest COVID relief bill

A group of Democratic lawmakers are calling on Joe Biden to take it upon himself to include recurring direct checks for Americans in his coronavirus recovery plan on top of the $1,400 checks included in the latest relief package.

‘We urge you to include recurring direct payments and automatic unemployment insurance extensions tied to economic conditions in your Build Back Better long-term economic plan,’ a Tuesday letter, spearheaded by Senate Finance Committee Chairman Ron Wyden, reads. ‘This crisis is far from over, and families deserve certainty that they can put food on the table and keep a roof over their heads.’

It adds: ‘Families should not be at the mercy of constantly-shifting legislative timelines and ad hoc solutions.’

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