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Black Caucus meets with VP Harris to discuss stimulus bill

On Wednesday evening members of the Congressional Black Caucus met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss the American Rescue Plan, which the White House hopes will be passed by the House of Representatives on Friday. Throughout the pandemic much of the damage has been felt the hardest by individuals, families and businesses from minority backgrounds. 

Upon announcing his stimulus bill in January, he said of his proposal for businesses: “Our priority will be Black, Latino, Asian, and Native American owned small businesses, women-owned businesses, and finally having equal access to resources needed to reopen and rebuild.”

It is hoped that the $1,400 stimulus checks will provide the immediate assistance required to support families who have lost income during the pandemic. As Rep. Williams points out, the black community has been disproportionately affected by covid-19.