CORNING — Congressman Tom Reed says more stimulus money is likely to be included in a nearly $1.5 trillion Congressional stimulus package.
Reed was asked by WNYNewsNow for his thoughts on another package during his weekly media conference Thursday. The Corning Republican says the package should highlight the efforts of American workers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“What we’ve advocated for is that the stimulus benefits go directly to the American workers,” Reed said. “Workers who’ve showed up through the crisis deserve a bonus, in my humble opinion. This is not only just our heroes of our health care workers, but the people that’ve showed up at the convenience stores, our grocery stores.”
“What I’ve been advocating for, and trying to push, with the (Trump) Administration and with our Senate colleagues, is we should, if we’re going to do stimulus, let’s give it to the American worker and have them use those monies that they’ve earned in regards to stimulating the economy and making their lives a little bit better off.”
Reed previously co-sponsored a bipartisan bill called the “Rewarding American Workers Act” as part of an effort to reword American workers. The bill, however, is currently at a standstill in the House Ways and Means Committee.
Multimedia Journalist Justin Gould contributed to this report.