Stimulus update: Here’s the latest news on second checks, unemployment as Congress takes a Thanksgiving break

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A lot still hinges on the Senate runoff races in Georgia. If you’ve been following updates about Congressional lawmakers and their lack of progress on a stimulus package for coronavirus relief, you probably won’t be surprised to learn that they are once again leaving Washington without a deal. The Senate is adjourned and will not convene for a full session until after Thanksgiving. Here’s the latest update as we head into the weekend and holiday week. Read Full Story

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Stimulus update: What the Senate break and stalled talks mean for second checks and unemployment

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Americans hoping for coronavirus relief in the form of stimulus checks and federal unemployment have little reason to hope for a preelection deal. Coronavirus cases are rising in much of the country, and millions of Americans are in dire straits, so surely the U.S. Senate is hard at work on a stimulus package that will bring much-needed relief, right? Read Full Story

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GOP HEALS Act: $1,200 stimulus check included, unemployment payments slashed

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But the stimulus bill has a long way to go before Congress passes it and Americans can get their second stimulus checks. Senate Republicans have unveiled their proposal for a $1 trillion HEALS Act. The act is a follow-up to the $2.2 trillion CARES Act passed in March this year. Both acts aim to boost the economy as workers and businesses struggle with the economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic. Read Full Story

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