WASHINGTON, DC – Today, after the U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 to pass the Caring for Americans with Supplemental Help (CASH) Act of 2020 to increase the amount of money Americans receive in a second round of direct payments to $2,000, U.S. Senator Jack Reed (D-RI) issued the following statement:

“Democrats have been advocating for this type of increased direct financial assistance for months because families, communities, and businesses are struggling.  If President Trump had spoken up earlier, these bigger checks could have already been included.

“These $2,000 checks would help immensely and provide a lifeline to millions of Americans.  These are survival checks amidst a pandemic the President has done little to address.  All that stands between Americans and their $2,000 direct payment is Senate Republicans.  I hope they will do the right thing and support the CASH Act.”