Biden to ‘pledge $1,400 stimulus checks’ when he unveils ‘$1.5 trillion’ package today – after backing $2,000 payments

JOE Biden is set to pledge $1,400 stimulus checks when he unveils a reported $1.5trillion package today, after backing $2,000 payments.

The incoming administration will work with Congress on the stimulus package after Biden takes office on January 20.

The new package has a price tag above $1.5trillion and includes a commitment for $1,400 stimulus checks, a source familiar with the proposal.

Biden plans to introduce his package during a prime-time address on Thursday evening, underscoring the seriousness of the topic.

It comes just days after Biden tweeted: "$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table.

"We need $2,000 stimulus checks."

His push for more money comes weeks after Donald Trump first urged the coronavirus relief bill to have a round of $2,000 direct payments.

On Friday, Biden spoke about his help package at an event in Wilmington, Delaware.

"We're going to be proposing an entire package" that will deal with "the whole range of issues," Biden said.

"The price tag will be high … it will be in the trillions of dollars, the entire package."

Fellow Democrat Chuck Schumer has said that stimulus checks will be a priority when the blue party takes control of the Senate.

"One of the first things that I want to do when our new senators are seated is to deliver the $2,000 checks to American families," he said earlier this month.

Americans have been told that their $600 checks will arrive in a white envelope with the Treasury seal with people being warned not to throw them out as some did during the first round of payments.

It comes as the IRS reportedly sent $600 stimulus checks to more than 13million closed or invalid bank accounts.

People across the United States who used online tax services are among the millions of Americans who may have had their stimulus check sent to the wrong bank account.

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