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Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi Calls For Inclusion Of A Child Allowance In Any Direct Cash Payment Program As Part Of Economic Stimulus Package

March 17, 2020
Press Release
Krishnamoorthi also urges expansion of consumer credit access in addition to direct payment

SCHAUMBURG, IL – Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi issued the following statement in response to ongoing public discussions on potential elements of economic stimulus packages to address the COVID-19 epidemic:

“Though any stimulus package must include provisions to support small businesses and other employers, it is imperative that such legislation focuses on helping Americans themselves. Direct cash payments have a vital role to play as families go through this difficult time and a child allowance should be an essential element of any such program. Families, as well as businesses, must also have access to the credit they need to sustain them through this crisis. Negotiations over the next stimulus package are already underway, and I urge my colleagues to embrace these measures as important tools as we assess a comprehensive approach to fighting the virus and getting Americans back to work during and after this disruption to our way of life.”