The initiative includes doubling the minimum wage to $15 an hour, helping struggling state and local governments, reopening schools safely, and increasing the stimulus package Congress passed last month.
Biden proposed increasing the amount of direct checks to Americans from $600 to $2,000. He said that the unemployed and affected by the crisis would be paid $400 each week.
Direct cash payments. Extended unemployment. Rent relief. Food assistance. Aid to small businesses. Keeping essential frontline workers on the job.
Those are the key elements of my American Rescue Plan.