According to White House press secretary Jen Psaki, Joe Biden’s name will NOT appear on the stimulus checks that are expected to go out once the relief bill is passed.
This is quite the change from former President Donald Trump, whose name appeared on the checks sent out from the Internal Revenue Service.
“We are doing everything in our power to expedite the payments and not delay them, which is why the president’s name will not appear on the memo line of this round of [stimulus] checks,” Psaki told reporters. “The checks will be signed by a career official at the Bureau of Fiscal Service. This is not about [Biden]. This is about the American people getting relief.”
She stated that Biden doesn’t think it’s “necessary” to have his name on the checks, and that he “wanted to get them as quickly as possible.”
AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN: Jen Psaki asked: Will Biden's name show up on $1400 stimulus checks? pic.twitter.com/VkxXSv1JPB
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The Hill reports:
Trump’s name was printed on tens of millions of checks sent to Americans under his administration in what was an unprecedented move. The Biden White House is reverting back to the usual practice of having a career employee sign payments issued by the Treasury Department.
The Washington Post reported last year that the former president privately suggested to then-Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin that Trump's name be on the checks.
The House is poised to pass Biden’s $1.9 trillion coronavirus relief proposal on Wednesday, sending it to the president's desk for his signature. The bill includes funding for $1,400 payments to go to Americans who make up to $75,000, heads of households who make up to $112,500 and married couples who jointly make up to $150,000.
We are expected to receive the stimulus package payments by the end of the month.
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