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Source: United States House of Representatives – Congresswoman Alma Adams (12th District of North Carolina)

Dec 28, 2020

Press Release

“In the spirit of the holiday season and in the name of basic decency, the Senate should follow our lead and pass this bill”

Washington, D.C. – Today, Congresswoman Alma Adams (NC-12) applauded the House passage of the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020 to increase the amount of money struggling Americans receive in a second round of direct payments to $2,000.

“Today, I was proud to vote to authorize a $2000 Economic Impact Payment, also known as the stimulus check, to help our hardest-hit families during this holiday season. House Democrats have been proud to support increased stimulus checks since voting for the HEROES Act in May,” said Congresswoman Adams. “American families need this help now. There are 10 million fewer jobs than when the pandemic began. Over three million Americans are now facing long-term unemployment. This increased benefit will help keep a roof over their heads, food on the table, and the lights on. This check should also create more customers with money in their pockets – the consumers our small businesses need to stay afloat and start hiring again.”

“Nevertheless, the next administration must make a larger investment. COVID-19 has put one hundred million Americans on the chopping block, and if Congress doesn’t continue to act, they may never recover from the economic devastation. In the spirit of the holiday season and in the name of basic decency, the Senate should follow our lead and pass this bill,” Adams concluded.

Adams has been a vocal supporter of increased direct cash payments to the American people. Adams previously voted for the CARES Act, which provided the original Economic Impact Payment (EIP), as well as the HEROES Act in May, which would have authorized an additional $1,200 EIP.

Congresswoman Alma Adams represents North Carolina’s 12th Congressional District (Charlotte) and serves as Vice Chair of the House Committee on Agriculture. Additionally, she serves on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Education & Labor Committee, where she serves as Chair of the Workforce Protections Subcommittee. 

 

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