Background: The U.S. House in May approved a $3 billion package designed to stimulate the economy amid the coronavirus and help people make ends meet. Republicans opposed the legislation, dubbed the HEROES Act, and the Senate has not acted on it.
Families should get up to $2,000 a month
A: He supports a plan put forward by Colorado U.S. Sen. Michael Bennet and others to give most people an additional $2,000 check with future payments on a sliding scale. He said Congress also needs to expand the small business loan program and use existing technology to get relief to people more quickly.
Supports additional federal stimulus
A: Romanoff says it takes more than a $1,200 check in the House-passed legislation to keep families afloat. He believes in larger and more sustained support -- increasing the amount and keeping it going throughout the pandemic. He also wants changes to the Paycheck Protection Program to help businesses left out in the first rounds of loans.