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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Stimulus update: Extra unemployment or second checks could be on the chopping block in competing packages

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Congress has limited working days left before the end of 2020. Here’s the latest update on competing stimulus plans for coronavirus relief. The clusterjam of semi-dysfunctional negotiations continues in Washington as Congress rolls into month nine of trying to pass a second stimulus package for coronavirus relief. The good news: Everyone is back at the table. The bad news: They’re at different tables. Read Full Story

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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: Talks resume on second checks, extra unemployment. Should we hold our breath?

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Steve Mnuchin and Nancy Pelosi are reportedly back at the table. Are there reasons to be optimistic this time? On Tuesday, your hopes of receiving another stimulus check and more federal unemployment this year were seemingly dashed when President Trump ended negotiations on a congressional stimulus bill until after the election. But today is Friday! And negotiations are happening again. Here’s the latest update as we head into the weekend: Read Full Story

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Stimulus update: How soon after the election could extra unemployment or second checks pass?

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With COVID-19 cases rising, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said she wants to push a comprehensive stimulus package in the lame duck session. Election Day is a mere four days away, and the good people in Washington have failed to pass a stimulus bill for coronavirus relief. In fact, they can’t even agree on what a stimulus package might include. With no hope for a pre-election deal, here’s the latest update on how things might play out after November 3. Read Full Story

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Stimulus update: Phew, stimulus checks and aid look more likely

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President-elect Joe Biden is wheeling and dealing behind the scenes in hopes of prodding Congress into an immediate aid package. Here’s what’s happening. After six months of inexorable congressional deadlock over a stimulus aid bill, the vibe in Washington has changed: President-elect Joe Biden is wheeling and dealing behind the scenes in hopes of prodding Congress into an immediate aid package. Here’s what’s happening. 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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Second stimulus checks update: Here’s the latest as Democrats push for more payments

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A second stimulus check from the IRS would be nice, but don’t count on it just yet. The bill faces an uphill battle in a Republican-led Congress. Democrats in the House of Representatives put forth a new stimulus package proposal yesterday, and—good news!—it includes a second round of stimulus checks for Americans hurt by the ongoing global pandemic. For example, the 33 million people currently jobless due to COVID-19. Read Full Story

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Stimulus check and unemployment update: What’s the status of talks as McConnell preps ‘skinny’ bill

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Mnuchin is in deep negotiations with Pelosi over a bill that would cost roughly $2 trillion, but McConnell is ditching them altogether. Negotiations on the next stimulus bill continue to be a four-way street , and now three of the four power players are nearing a semi-agreement. Does this mean that coronavirus relief could finally be on the way? Here’s the latest update as we head into the weekend: Read Full Story

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