NEW YORK – Senators from New York are rallying behind the President-elect’s new COVID-19 relief plan.
Democrat Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand held a press conference about President-elect Joe Biden’s plan on Sunday.
Schumer says the act will bring much needed relief to states like New York, with the proposal including more than $50 billion for the state.
“We need the help, maybe more than any other state,” said Schumer. “Senator Gillibrand and I are going to fight very hard to see that this plan is enacted.”
Overall, the proposed a $1.9 trillion features key elements like a $1,400-a-person stimulus payment, enhanced unemployment insurance, aid to state and local governments, a boost for Coronavirus vaccination and testing efforts, and aid to schools, childcare providers and renters.
The proposal won applauses from Democrats like Schumer and Gillibrand, however it’s unclear how much of it, if any, can make it through the narrowly divided Senate and House.