Democratic leader Schumer criticizes Trump’s call for $1,000 checks


FILE PHOTO: U.S. Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, (D-NY) speaks during a news briefing of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) at the City Hall in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., March 14, 2020. REUTERS/Eduardo Munoz

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer on Wednesday warned of an economic recession as the coronavirus spreads through the country and criticized the Trump administration’s latest call for issuing $1,000 checks to Americans in response.

“The coronavirus is slowing our economy to a near standstill and we are almost certainly anticipating a recession,” Schumer said in a speech on the Senate floor. He added that expanded unemployment benefits would be a more effective way of helping workers than a $1,000 check from Washington.

Reporting by Richard Cowan, Editing by Franklin Paul

Products You May Like

Articles You May Like

Prepare to study in Canada
Study permit: Who can apply
Truck Drivers Now Eligible For Canada Express Entry With Arrival Of NOC 2021
Express Entry candidates frustrated by new glitches in Canada’s immigration system
Boost PNP Slots For International Students, Conference Board Says
Toronto, British Columbia and McGill Named Among Top 100 Best Universities In World
Canada to Dramatically Increase Admissions of Entrepreneurs Under Start-Up Visa Program

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *