It’s stimulus check 2 week in Congress: Here’s what to expect as lawmakers return

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The U.S. Senate is back in session today after a three-week recess. Here’s what might happen with the next coronavirus stimulus package. If you were hoping to swiftly receive another stimulus check and a renewed $600 weekly unemployment benefit (which ends this week) , don’t count on it: Negotiations are looking bumpy in Washington. Here are some of the latest updates: Read Full Story

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Here’s what would need to happen for $2,000 stimulus checks to pass

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House Democrats have passed a bill giving Americans $2,000 stimulus checks. Here’s what it’ll still take for that to happen. After stalling for a week, President Trump finally signed the latest stimulus bill. The bill provides for another round of stimulus checks– but worth up to only $600 this time . That’s far less than what most Americans were hoping for–and less than what the Democrats wanted, which were checks worth $2,000 apiece. That’s why the Dems put a second stimulus bill to the floor in the House last night, calling for $2,000 stimulus checks. It passed the Democratic-controlled House with a two-thirds majority. Still, that’s hardly the only step needed to get the two-grand in your pocket. Here’s what’s left: Read Full Story

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Heroes Act 2.0 update: Here’s what’s in the Dems’ new stimulus package, including $1,200 checks

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Not only would most Americans get another $1,200 stimulus check, but the Democrats’ revised bill would also bring back the extra $600 per week in unemployment benefits. Back in May, the Democrat-controlled House of Representatives passed the Heroes Act , a $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill that would have extended the then-current $600 weekly unemployment benefits to Americans until January 2021 and also would have issued another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. Read Full Story

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Second stimulus check and unemployment update: What’s next with Congress going on vacation?

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Congress and the White House are dropping the ball on the next stimulus package. Here’s what that means for unemployment and direct payments. The $600 weekly extra unemployment benefit ended last week, and the Paycheck Protection Program for small businesses expires this weekend. Also, there is no second stimulus check in sight. What aid does Congress have in store for desperate Americans and businesses that are still suffering amid the coronavirus pandemic ? Nothing. Congress begins vacation at the end of the day. Read Full Story

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Here’s what’s in Mitch McConnell’s stimulus plan (no mention of $1,200 checks)

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The blame game continues on Capitol Hill as Americans reeling from the coronavirus pandemic go empty-handed. After promising to take up a stimulus bill for coronavirus relief this week, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell outlined what his striped-down plan would include in a press release on Saturday. The Senate is expected to vote on the proposal on Wednesday. Here’s what McConnell says it will include: Read Full Story

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Stimulus update: What the new Senate vote means for extra unemployment and 2nd checks

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The skinny bill failed as it was expected to. Election Day is less than two weeks away. Is there any hope for a COVID stimulus package before November 3? On Wednesday, the Senate voted on a new “skinny” stimulus package for coronavirus relief, which is not to be confused with last month’s failed “skinny” stimulus bill. This one included more weekly unemployment benefits, as well as $100 billion for schools. Here’s the latest update on what’s happening with the long-stalled coronavirus relief efforts on Capitol Hill: Read Full Story

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