Stimulus update: What the election could mean for second checks and extra unemployment

{ object.primary_image.title }}

Americans have been waiting months and months for relief. The presidential race is over, but now the Georgia runoffs loom on the horizon. Election Day has passed and COVID-19 lockdowns are returning. Millions of Americans are still desperately awaiting some kind of aid in the form of stimulus checks or expanded federal unemployment, like the kind that was passed with the CARES Act back in March but has since expired . Here’s the latest on what’s happening in Washington with the long-promised congressional bill for coronavirus relief: Read Full Story

Read Full Article on Fast Company

Bipartisan stimulus plan: What’s in the Problem Solvers Caucus COVID relief proposal?

{ object.primary_image.title }}

50 bipartisan House members unveiled a stimulus compromise called ‘March to Common Ground’ that included stimulus checks and more unemployment. In a last-ditch attempt to pass some kind of economic stimulus package before the November election, a group of 50 bipartisan House members calling themselves the Problem Solvers Caucus unveiled a middle-ground proposal to help Americans and businesses still struggling from the effects of the coronavirus pandemic. Although the plan, dubbed “ March to Common Ground ,” includes policies that have broad public support—more stimulus checks, childcare, extra unemployment benefits, and the like—it doesn’t have much hope of passing in its current form. Here’s what you need to know: Read Full Story

More

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

{ object.primary_image.title }}

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

More

Andrew Yang wants you to get a second stimulus check, mobilizes Dems to pressure Pelosi to take GOP deal

{ object.primary_image.title }}

“It’s infuriating that so many Americans are hurting and we’re still waiting on a relief bill that should have been passed months ago.” Andrew Yang, the tech entrepreneur and former Democratic presidential candidate who ran on a promise to give every American $1,000 a month, said he is “beyond disappointed” that Congress has yet to agree on a coronavirus relief package that would include a second round of stimulus checks and additional unemployment benefits. Read Full Story

More

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

{ object.primary_image.title }}

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

More

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

{ object.primary_image.title }}

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

More

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

{ object.primary_image.title }}

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

More

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

{ object.primary_image.title }}

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

More

Biden stimulus checks are one small step closer: Here’s the latest after the Senate budget vote

{ object.primary_image.title }}

The vote sets the stage for a debate on the next COVID-19 relief package, which could ultimately pass without GOP support. Almost a year into the coronavirus pandemic , and with millions of Americans still waiting for some kind of relief, the Senate has voted to move forward with a budget resolution that would allow a measure to pass with only a simple majority. Read Full Story

More

Subscribe to our newsletter

Join our newsletter and never miss out trending marketing news.

HitcountVariables(pk=11295, ajax_url='/api/hit/ajax/', hits='2')