Nancy Pelosi ended Americans’ hopes of having their $1,400 checks in the next few days as previously promised by Biden’s administration and the House Speaker herself.
“As we work on these issues we won’t be back in session until the beginning of February,” Pelosi said in her first briefing under Biden’s Presidency.
She added that the upcoming round of stimulus payments will be “what the country needs to crush the virus to put money in the pockets of American people.”
But what’s crushed for the moment is people’s hope with many taking to social media platforms to voice out their disappointment.
“February is two weeks away. That means the earliest anyone could possibly receive another stimulus payment is three weeks. The House should have been prepared to pass a new Covid package TODAY. Get to work!” one said.
Another wondered: “What did We fight so hard for? To be snubbed again??”
Biden, Pelosi, and Democrats have promised to make the increased checks their “priority” when they get back to work.
“We will finish the job of getting a total of $2,000 in cash relief to people who need it the most,” Biden said a couple of weeks ago.
“The $600 already appropriated is simply not enough. You just have to choose between paying rent and putting food on the table.”
Pelosi had also vowed to prioritize the Covid stimulus matter once Biden is in office: “We will get right to work to turn President-elect Biden’s vision into legislation that will pass both chambers and be signed into law,” she said.