If Senate Democrats refuse to eliminate the filibuster, they will effectively need 60 votes to pass legislation.
Food hardship has disproportionately affected households with children, especially Black and Latino households.
The House released legislation on Monday that keeps Biden’s original income threshold for the full stimulus checks.
The Congressional Budget Office said raising the minimum wage to $15 an hour by 2025 would benefit 27 million workers.
The lawmakers say the funds will provide much-needed relief for families already hurting from the pandemic’s impact.
Researchers say that the proposal could help lift millions closer to or above the poverty line.
Sometimes the middle proves to be inadequate to the needs of the moment.
The popular $1.9 trillion stimulus is now set up to be passed with a simple majority vote.
After decades of cowering under the yoke of bipartisanship, Democrats finally showed a willingness to flex their power.
The GOP has used reconciliation to unilaterally pass tax cuts for the wealthy and attempt to repeal the ACA.