White House signals it could agree to more narrowly targeted stimulus checks

  • Brian Deese, President Joe Biden’s top economic advisor, suggested the administration could be open to tweaking eligibility for future stimulus checks.
  • As written, the president’s plan calls for a $400 weekly unemployment supplement, a $15 minimum wage and $1,400 stimulus checks.
  • Deese’s comments on Tuesday came as the president’s $1.9 trillion plan faces critiques by a bipartisan group of lawmakers hoping to reduce its price tag.
  • Biden himself on Monday said he would consider curbing eligibility for the checks if it could help secure Republican support in Congress.

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