Saturday, February 27




Biden to speed up $1,400 stimulus checks

PRESIDENT Joe Biden will sign an executive order today to speed up the delivery of $1,400 stimulus checks and expand food stamps.

Biden, who unveiled a $1.9 trillion stimulus package, will sign two orders to ease the burden on Americans until legislation is passed in Congress.

Earlier this month, Biden revealed that he is intending to send a third $1,400 stimulus check to Americans as part of the package.

Signing the order on Friday, Biden will ask the Treasury Department to take steps to expand and improve delivery of the stimulus checks, such as setting up online tools for claiming payments.

The $1,400 stimulus check will be added to the $600 checks previously approved by Congress.

“Many Americans faced challenges receiving the first round of direct payments and as many as eight million eligible households did not receive the payments issued in March,” a White House fact sheet said.

The president will also sign an order to increase access to food for millions of children who are missing meals due to school closures.

The weekly value of food stamps could be increased for some 12 million families who depend on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.

It could provide a family with three children more than $100 of additional support every two months.

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