Pelosi and Boehner Joint Statement on Eligibility Requirements for Rebate Checks from Stimulus Package

Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi and House Republican Leader John Boehner released the following statement this evening concerning the eligibility requirements for rebate checks under the House-passed economic stimulus package:

“The legislation that we authored, and which passed the House yesterday with overwhelming bipartisan support, would not allow any taxpayer funds to be distributed to illegal immigrants. In fact, the bill includes language similar to the provisions included in the 2001 and 2003 tax relief bills to prevent illegal immigrants from receiving any benefits.

“We will take legislative action to clarify and underscore this prohibition so we can expedite the rebates to millions of eligible Americans.”

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