WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC) and Marco Rubio (R-FL) applauded the inclusion of their legislation, The American Citizen Coronavirus Relief Act (S.4071), in the COVID-19 relief package. This measure will ensure that a U.S. citizen is eligible to receive an Economic Impact Payment (EIP) if he or she is married to a foreign national who is not currently a citizen of the United States. This inclusion will apply retroactively as a refundable tax rebate and eligibility is also included for the next round of EIPs.
“Every eligible American citizen should receive the direct economic stimulus payment from the CARES Act and this new COVID-19 relief package as we continue to battle this pandemic,” said Senator Tillis. “I am proud this bipartisan legislation to fix this oversight will become law so hardworking North Carolinians will receive the stimulus payment they deserve.”