Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin said the Trump administration is planning to send checks to some Americans to combat the negative economic effects of the coronavirus pandemic.
Yang, who pushed a $1,000 per month universal basic invomce in his presidential campaign, said he was in touch with the White House about the plan.
"We're in contact. We are doing anything we can to help. Obviously, this is a crisis and we all need to pull together to try to keep the country strong and whole," Yang, now a CNN political commentator, told CNN's Brianna Keilar on Tuesday.
"(The White House) said, 'We'd love any resources you have in terms of studies as to what cash in people's hands can do,'" Yang said.
Yang told CNN he's "thrilled they're doing the right thing" and that "giving cash into American families' hands is 100% the right move."
"It is vital to help tens of millions of American families to keep their heads above water during this time," Yang said.
My statement on the discussed stimulus package. My team has been in touch with the White House and we are offering resources. pic.twitter.com/Bi58oq7Q9V— Andrew Yang🧢 (@AndrewYang) March 17, 2020