Are you struggling during COVID-19? A bill is in the works that could change that. California Senator Kamala Harris wants to give you a $2,000 a month stimulus check until the crisis is over.
"People need help throughout this crisis. It's just that simple. My new bill will provide $2,000 a month for the duration of the pandemic—and for 3 months after—to ensure folks can get back on their feet," said Harris.
According to KSBW8 News, she said the first round of stimulus checks were a good first step - but not enough to help people financially.
That's where The Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act comes in. So, how could you get one of these monthly checks?
Chances are, most Americans would already qualify.
Single people could get up to $2,000 per month. You just have to be older than 16 and earn less than $130,000 per year.
Families could receive as much as $5,500 per month if your household makes less than $260,000 per year.
Even if you're a college student whose parent claimed you on your taxes or didn't work last year, you could still get the check.
So could people with disabilities.
"Bills will continue to come in every single month during the pandemic and so should help from the government," said Harris.
She went on to say, "The Monthly Economic Crisis Support Act will ensure families have the resources they need to make ends meet."
Senators Bernie Sander and Ed Markey support the bill too.
People need help throughout this crisis. It's just that simple. My new bill will provide $2,000 a month for the dur… https://t.co/RsENbiPeSh— Vice President Kamala Harris (@Vice President Kamala Harris)1588981926.0
Sanders echoed Harris' sentiment when he said, "The one-time $1,200 check that many Americans recently received is not nearly enough to pay the rent, put food on the table, and make ends meet."
California's joblessness rate has risen to record high numbers.
This is catastrophic. We need to keep every employee on their payroll and guarantee their wages, and provide $2,000… https://t.co/FvJMDuyOnL— Bernie Sanders (@Bernie Sanders)1588948157.0
In a recent live press conference, Governor Gavin Newsom announced that California's unemployment rate is "north of twenty percent" right now.