Biden: A Democratic Win In Ga. Runoff Will Put $2K Stimulus In Your Pocket
President-elect Joe Biden didn't mince words when stumping for Democrats Jon Ossoff and the Rev. Raphael Warnock : "If you send Jon and the Reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door." The Georgia runoffs are today.
Biden Says Electing Georgia's Ossoff And Warnock Would Lead To $2,000 Stimulus Checks
President-elect Joe Biden said electing Democrats Jon Ossoff and Rev. Raphael Warnock in Tuesday's runoff elections would end the gridlock in Washington and allow a Democrat-controlled Senate to provide $2,000 stimulus checks to Americans. "If you send Jon and the Reverend to Washington, those $2,000 checks will go out the door, restoring hope and decency and honor for so many people who are struggling right now," Biden said, making his closing argument for the Democrats at a campaign event in Atlanta on Monday. (Sullivan, 1/4)
Will The White House Empower Its Historic New Health Disparities Adviser?
President-elect Biden’s slate of high-level health care appointments includes an unprecedented selection: The first-ever presidential adviser with a sole focus on combating racism and racial disparities in health care. (Facher, 1/5)
In updates about the Trump administration —
The Washington Post:
Trump Administration Pumps New Money Into Farmers To Families Food Box Program
The U.S. government is pumping $1.5 billion into the Farmers to Families Food Box program to help supply food lines, which were running low on food or had shut down completely in early December, through May. The $4.5 billion program, which launched amid great fanfare in the spring with the backing of President Trump’s daughter Ivanka, started to run out of money in early December, just ahead of the holidays. (Jaffe and Reiley, 1/4)
The Washington Post:
Mar-A-Lago Should Be Shut Down After New Year’s Eve Party Violated Covid Rules, State Lawmaker Says
A Florida state representative wants Mar-a-Lago, President Trump's private club, shut down for violating local coronavirus safety restrictions during a New Year's Eve bash where attendees celebrated without wearing masks. It was at least the second holiday event during which guests violated local restrictions and disregarded authorities’ advice against large gatherings. In December, the conservative student group Turning Point USA held two large events in Florida, including one at Mar-a-Lago. (Rozsa, 1/4)