This bill would put money straight into people’s hands. It would help tens of millions of Americans get through this crisis while supporting millions of jobs, as families would be able to order takeout, repair their cars and buy groceries every day from hard-working small businesses. Instead of funneling money to companies and hoping for the best, we should be directing funds to families. This would give Americans a secure path forward and give us all a real chance to beat this pandemic. It’s common sense. It’s direct. It’s effective. It’s popular. It will work.
We are facing a public health crisis that is leading to a new Great Depression. Tens of millions of Americans face despair and hopelessness. It doesn’t need to be this way. Congress must listen to the American people, the people it is sworn to serve, and do the right thing. If it fails in this, we will see our way of life disintegrate before our eyes, and Democrats and Republicans alike will be left explaining to former constituents why they failed to act in the face of an obvious, historic crisis. It has already cost us 120,000 lives and 40 million jobs. This is the time to act — before this crisis grows even darker for millions.