Rubio backed efforts from outgoing President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats to increase Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to Americans for $2,000. The U.S. Senate, which is under GOP control though the Democrats are about to take charge of the chamber, backed $600 WIPs last month.
Americans who have yet to receive their EIP, most likely because they do not normally file a tax return or had other issues, like change of address or bank account, must use the Non-Filers Tool by November 21st in order to receive their payments.
Last week, Rubio threw his support behind U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy’s, R-La., “Coronavirus Assistance for American Families Act.” The Florida Republican’s office noted the bill “would provide increased Economic Impact Payments (EIP) to American families by equalizing EIPs per person, regardless of age or dependent status.” Other backers of the bill include U.S. Sen. Steve Daines, R-Mont., and U.S. Sen. Mitt Romney, R-Utah.
With the backing of U.S. Sen. Thom Tillis, R-NC, Rubio introduced the “American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act" this week, insisting the CARE Act needs to be reformed since it “prohibits U.S. citizens who jointly file taxes with a spouse that does not have a Social Security Number (SSN) from receiving a recovery rebate.”