The U.S. House plans to fast-track the next coronavirus relief package, aiming to have the proposal up for a vote in early February, after Democratic leaders rearranged the schedule to make way for President Joe Biden's $1.9 trillion priority proposal.
Democrats may need the support of Senate Republicans to pass the sweeping proposal.
A poll released Tuesday finds that 79 percent of Americans believe that the "top" or "important, but lower" economic priority of the Biden administration should be to "provide new stimulus checks."
Forty-two percent of people plan to use the stimulus checks to help them pay the regular monthly bills.
Jeff Morefield sparked the challenge by donating his $1,800 stimulus check to his friend and local restaurant owner.
The coronavirus crisis continues to cause economic hardship across the nation, with continued calls for further direct payments to assist those struggling.
Massachusetts Senator Ed Markey of Massachusetts thinks struggling Americans need more cash to weather the ongoing pandemic.
Shannon Harshbarger decided to give the money to the Facing Hunger Foodbank in Huntington, as experts warn of widespread hunger caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
The start of the 2021 tax season will be delayed until February 12 because of the coronavirus pandemic.
President Donald Trump's impeachment trial in the Senate is expected to cause further delays for the approval of the $2,000 direct payment to Americans.
The proposed coronavirus relief package includes around $1 trillion in direct relief to American families.
One Republican lawmaker complained that an increase to the minimum wage would hurt small businesses.
The West Virginia Democrat has previously spoken cautiously on the topic of $2,000 stimulus checks, suggesting he wants further relief to be more targeted.
President-elect Joe Biden will unveil a sweeping $1.9 trillion economic and coronavirus relief package during a public address Thursday evening that provides for additional stimulus checks for most Americans and a ramped up COVID-19 testing and vaccines.
President-elect Joe Biden is making the coronavirus crisis one of his top priorities, and those hoping for another stimulus check may be in luck.
Initial jobless claims increased to 965,000 last week amid a sharp increase in the number of new COVID-19 cases and a record number of daily deaths. it won't be before 2023 that the 22 million jobs lost (in March and April 2020) are regained.
Trump promised to "get rid" of the national debt during his 2016 presidential campaign.
The president-elect is expected to offer $2,000 direct stimulus payments in his relief proposals.
About 8 million Americans are expecting to receive their second round of $600 payments as prepaid debit cards mailed to their home address, instead of a paper check.
Factors like employment instability, financial hardship and food insecurity (all under-addressed in 2020's relief packages) exacerbate the effects of the pandemic and are directly linked to poor health outcomes.
The Republican Senator has sent a letter to Joe Biden urging the incoming president to push for $2,000 stimulus checks on his first day in office.
The incoming Senate Majority Leader will soon be the lawmaker who decides which bills reach the Senate floor.
The bottom 60 percent of U.S. earners would see an average 11 percent income boost if given a $2,000 stimulus check, according to a new report.
Due to the instant nature of mobile transactions, payments for most mobile services cannot be canceled.
"$600 is not enough for working class Americans who are struggling to pay the rent and feed their families," Sanders said on Monday.
Over 100 million second stimulus payments have been been "direct deposited into eligible recipients' accounts," as of Friday, the IRS confirmed.
The president-elect has backed calls for direct payments to be boosted, though this comes in the face of others calling for recurring payments.
With West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin indicating he would likely oppose the measure, Senate Democrats may need to find at least one Republican to vote with them to secure the payments.
"We need more direct relief flowing to families and small businesses, including finishing the job and getting people $2,000 in relief," the president-elect said Friday.
The Democratic governor plans to send $600 checks to millions of low-income households in California.