Biden WON'T put his name on $1,400 stimulus checks to avoid 'delay' in swipe at Trump

JOE Biden won't put his name on the $1,400 stimulus checks as he wants to avoid "delay" to urgent relief.

The White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed the decision on Tuesday afternoon.

"We're doing everything in our power to expedite the payments and not delay them," she said.

She went on to confirm that this is the reason as to why Biden's name will not appear on the memo line "of this round of checks."

Instead, Psaki confirmed that the checks will be signed by a career official.

"This is not about him, this is about the American people getting relief," Psaki added.

When asked whether or not the president himself wanted to have his name on the checks, the press sec confirmed: "He didn't think that was a priority or a necessary step.

"His focus was on getting them out as quickly as possible," she added.

Biden is on track to sign off on the $1,400 stimulus checks for low and middle income Americans this week.

The House is set to vote on his $1.9trillion Covid bill as soon as Wednesday – before unemployment benefits run out on Sunday.

People who earn $75,000 or less will pocket the full amount but these checks phase out faster for people at higher income levels than in the version passed on this weekend by House Democrats.

Americans who earn $80,000 a year or more don't qualify for the full payment and neither do couples making $160,000+ per annum.

The package also ups emergency unemployment benefits and spending for Covid-19 testing, along with tax breaks to help people earning less  – and Democrats in the chamber are expected to approve the bill.

Thereafter, stimulus checks will begin being sent out to Americans who fit the bill.

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