Stivers
Stivers
Ohio Republican Congressman Steve Stivers said he supports President Joe Biden's call for a $1,400 stimulus check, but only if the recipient gets a COVID-19 vaccination first, according to a Newsweek report. (See https://www.newsweek.com/ohio-gop-rep-steve-stivers-supports-1400-stimulus-checkprovided-you-get-covid-vaccine-1563794.)

"I hope the administration will look at that option because we actually buy something with our $1,400 – and that's herd immunity," Stivers said.

"The quickest thing we need to do if we really want to help the American people, is get this economy turned back on – get people back to work, get kids back in school, get ourselves some herd immunity, get the vaccine distributed as quick as we can and get the uptake rate up. That's why I'd be willing to accept a $1,400 stimulus check if people are willing to take the vaccine."

Stivers is currently serving his fifth term as a member of Congress. He represents Ohio’s 15th Congressional District, which is made up of 12 counties, including all of Clinton, Fairfield, Hocking, Madison, Morgan, Perry, Pickaway and Vinton counties and parts of Athens, Fayette, Franklin and Ross counties.