Joe Biden Appeal to bring an End to “Needless Violence”

Here’s what Biden called for in his plan (summarized):

• Direct payments of $1,400 to most Americans, bringing the total relief to $2,000, including December’s $600 payments

• Increasing the federal, per-week unemployment benefit to $400 and extending it through the end of September

• Increasing the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour

• Extending the eviction and foreclosure moratoriums until the end of September

• $350 billion in state and local government aid

• $170 billion for K-12 schools and institutions of higher education

• $50 billion toward Covid-19 testing

• $20 billion toward a national vaccine program in partnership with states, localities and tribes

• Making the Child Tax Credit fully refundable for the year and increasing the credit to $3,000 per child ($3,600 for a child under age 6)