President Joe Biden vowed not to reduce the size of the next round of direct stimulus payments to American taxpayers during a Friday address to the nation.
“Job number 1 of the American Rescue Plan is vaccines,” he stated Friday. “The second, the American Rescue Plan is going to keep the commitment of $2,000.”
The president noted that the Trump administration had already sent out a second round of stimulus payments worth $600 for individuals making less than $75,000 a year and committed to sending out $1,4000 to complete his promise. (RELATED: Americans Want COVID-19 Stimulus Checks — Will Republicans Get On Board?)
“This is money directly in their pockets. They need it,” he continued. “They need it, and they’re going to get it, and here’s what I won’t do. I’m not cutting the size of the checks. They’re going to be $1400, period. That’s what the American people were promised.”
Biden did clarify that “we need to target that money so folks making $300,000 don’t get any windfall.”
You can watch Biden’s entire address below.