Stimulus package update: With no deal for second checks or unemployment, Trump says negotiations are off

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi promptly responded, accusing the president of “putting himself first at the expense of the country.” Will millions of Americans still suffering from the economic and health effects of the coronavirus pandemic, President Trump said in a series of tweets today that he was putting an end to negotiations for a long-stalled relief package. Read Full Story

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Second stimulus package update: Here’s the latest news as negotiations continue

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In the wake of President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says she’s more optimistic that the next stimulus package will finally emerge. As Americans hurting from the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic head into yet another weekend with no relief in sight, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is suggesting that negotiations on Capitol Hill could finally turn a corner thanks to an unlikely wild card—President Trump’s COVID-19 diagnosis. Read Full Story

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Extra unemployment benefits update: Here’s the latest on which states are paying and what to expect

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Each state has its own system, which will pay you on its own timeline. It’s been 10 days since President Trump signed the COVID-19 relief package, following a ludicrous nine-month roller-coaster of negotiations and congressional disagreement. The package included additional federal unemployment benefits, so why aren’t fresh unemployment payments in your bank account or mailbox? So many reasons, none of which you could be expected to decipher from the 5,600-page bill . Read on. 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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Unemployment extension update: Is the extra benefit $400 or $300? What’s taking so long?

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Many Americans are wondering what is happening with the latest coronavirus relief package and the extra unemployment ordered by President Trump. Heading into yet another weekend of inaction on Capitol Hill, many Americans may be wondering what is happening with the latest coronavirus relief package, the extra unemployment ordered by President Trump, and the promise of another $1,200 stimulus check. Short answer: Nothing is happening anytime soon. The politicians making these decisions are now consumed by political party season, and Washington is cleared out. The Democratic National Convention is next week, followed by the Republican National Convention, followed by 10 weeks of presidential election campaigning mania. Here’s the latest: Read Full Story

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Trump has finally signed the stimulus bill: Here’s the latest on $600 checks and unemployment benefits

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Some Americans will lose a week’s worth of additional unemployment benefits. Last Monday, December 21st, Congress finally passed the second pandemic relief bill . The bill included $900 million in funds to deal with the continuing economic fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic, including the second round of stimulus checks–worth up to $600 per person. However, after sending the bill to the president to sign, Trump refused to do so for a week, only relenting last night when he finally signed the relief package into law. Read Full Story

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