Romney Proposes Giving Every American $1,000 Checks to Combat Coronavirus Economic Losses

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Sen. Mitt Romney (R-UT) on Monday is proposing giving all American adults $1,000 to ease the financial burden from the Coronavirus outbreak pandemic.

“Every American adult should immediately receive $1,000 to help ensure families and workers can meet their short-term obligations and increase spending in the economy,” Romney said in a statement.

In a series of outlined proposals to respond to the coronavirus, the Utah Senator said the one-time checks would go to every American adult to help families meet their own short-term needs and bolster the economy, similar to actions Congress took during recessions in 2001 and 2008. Under President George W. Bush, Congress used similar stimulus measures to boost consumer spending amid the 2001 and 2008 recessions. During both those years, the federal government sent out tax rebate checks less than $1,000 per person.