JOE Biden is set to unveil a coronavirus stimulus relief package today with $1,400 checks and a focus on vaccines, according to reports.

The emergency coronavirus relief is said to be up to $1.9trillion, according to Bloomberg.


Biden has recently pushed for $2,000 checks – and with the rumored $1,400 payments, he's been accused by some critics of "bailing" on the amount.

"We’re in the teeth of this crisis, and we need to take immediate action to get the virus under control," President-elect Biden said in a tweet on Wednesday.

"That’s why tomorrow, I’ll be laying out my vaccination and economic rescue package to beat COVID-19 and build back better."

Elements of the package are said to include a round of $1,400 stimulus checks, along with payments of up to $1,400 a week for unemployment, PBS reported.

The package is also said to include funding for a national vaccine program, along with $130billion or more for schools.

There's also reports that the package could include funds for a $15 minimum wage, according to PBS.

A source told Reuters the package will also include funds that will focus on helping minority communities.

The push for a third round of checks comes weeks after Trump signed into action a $900billion package with $600 payments for Americans.


Trump and Democrats had pushed for $2,000 payments in a package that was passed late last year – but Republicans fought against increasing the amount.

The Democrat himself had pushed for $2,000 payments as recently as January 10.

"$600 is simply not enough when you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table," he wrote in a tweet last week.

"We need $2,000 stimulus checks."

The package could be signed quickly into action after Biden is inaugurated on January 20, as Democrats will hold a majority in both the House and Senate.

There's fears that an emergency coronavirus package could get held up as Donald Trump's impeachment moves from the House to the Senate.

Trump on Wednesday was impeached for the second time, in a 232 to 197 vote.

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