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 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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Stimulus negotiations drag as hope fades for pre-election deal on 2nd checks, unemployment

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A deal for the long-awaited COVID stimulus package could still happen before Election Day, but that’s looking less likely. Democrats and the White House are reportedly tantalizingly close to reaching a deal on a long-awaited stimulus bill. Mark Meadows, the White House chief of staff, said he expected a draft bill by Friday, and 72% of Americans, including half of Republicans, support a $2 trillion aid package. Here’s the latest update on coronavirus relief as we head into the weekend: Read Full Story

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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 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 checks and unemployment: Here are the latest details as we wait for a package

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We finally know more details about the next stimulus package for coronavirus relief. The package is expected to include direct payments to Americans. Finally, the next stimulus package bill for people affected by COVID-19 is upon us. Sorta. Yesterday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was supposed to release the lonnnnng-awaited legislation that will serve as a starting point in negotiations with Democrats. He didn’t. The release has now been bumped back to next week . But Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has been talking to the press about what you’ll likely get. 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: What the latest plan means for third IRS checks, extra unemployment, child tax credits

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Democrats plan to pass the bill through Congress on Friday. There’s something in it for everybody. Yesterday, Democrats released the latest version of their $1.9 trillion stimulus bill, the American Rescue plan. This is relevant to you because after months of speculation, we finally know the likely exact amounts of dough that you can expect to see land in your bank account. Read Full Story

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