According to the Washington Examiner:
President Joe Biden, eager to get credit from voters for federal aid funded by Democrats’ $1.9 trillion coronavirus spending package, is resorting to sending letters to recipients even after his party slammed former President Donald Trump for previous checks.
The letters, dispatched roughly a month after Congress passed the American Rescue Act, contradict Democrats’ rebukes of Trump, who insisted that his signature appear on checks disbursed during his term.
In the note printed on White House letterhead, Biden wrote that the coronavirus package’s provision of $1,400 checks to eligible individuals and households fulfilled a campaign promise to supplement the $600 payments from December for a total of $2,000 in financial assistance. Biden has repeated how that pledge was pivotal to Democrats winning two Georgia Senate runoffs in January to gain control of the chamber.
“When I took office, I promised the American people that help was on the way. The American Rescue plan makes good on that promise. This bill was passed to provide emergency relief to millions of Americans. I want to be sure you receive all the benefits that you are entitled to,” Biden wrote in a letter obtained by the Washington Examiner.