Elyssa Duncan
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Posted January 29, 2021

$1,400 stimulus bill set for a vote in congress: How soon could it get to you?

There has been much debate over $1,400 direct relief payments in congress. Learn where the discussion is going and when to expect a check.
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$1,400 stimulus bill set for a vote in congress: How soon could it get to you?
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With a smaller $600 stimulus payment already disbursed in late 2020, many still feel that Americans need more financial support, including many in congress. The push for a larger stimulus payment has come front and center in 2021’s stimulus debates this week and efforts to pass a bill offering a third payment are finally overcoming some of the obstacles they faced earlier this month.

When will a new payment be voted on?

Voting on a bill that includes elements like a public health vaccine program and $1,400 stimulus payments could begin as soon as this coming week, however the more elements a bill includes the more points of contention there may be about its contents.

Proponents of a larger pandemic relief payment have a choice to make, though. Pass a smaller relief bill for quicker payments now or continue to debate the finer points of a larger bill to provide sweeping financial support later?

Why would a larger bill delay relief payments?

The delays anticipated if a larger bill is proposed would come mainly from those who do not support elements of the American Rescue Plan which will likely be included in a larger bill. Those who think this plan would be too costly to enact at $1.9 trillion would likely oppose a large bill with a high price tag. That said, those same lawmakers might be much more amenable to a bill that includes only elements they feel are most needed, like the $1,400 relief payment and a vaccination program, and nothing more.

While each side of this debate has their reasons, the one thing that seems certain in the minds of lawmakers is that the American people need a $1,400 payment. Other elements may be added or dropped from a new bill, but it’s highly likely that whatever passes will include a stimulus payment of $1,400.

How soon could $1,400 relief payments be disbursed?

If a stimulus bill passes within the coming week, payments could begin reaching people by mid-February or earlier, in some cases, depending on how payments are disbursed. If a larger bill is proposed and congress takes a longer time to agree on a bill, payments could reach Americans as late as the end of March.


Which would you prefer? A smaller bill to get payments sooner or a larger bill for more included relief programs?

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Zack Bean

Stop the stimulus pay outs! Stop the hand outs open America back up and let us bring this country back to its feet. The government is horrible at handling this and they have shown us no promise to doing a better job. America let's get back to who we are!

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john lahommedieu

With all the monies giving away in Foreign aid (4 billion to Central America IN THE STIMULUS PACKAGE PROPOSAL) HOW about keeping that money here and upping the stimulus for America's to about $5000 to $7500 each? That's a stimulus that can help $1400 is a couple of bills groceries gas Gone! Our politicians are very tight with our tax dollars to Americans but generous to other countries with those same tax dollars and that is not representation.

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Luis Valentin

I’ll believe it when I see it. Too many lies and too much smoke.

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Karen Joyce

I had to file a Rebate Stimulus form with H& R block to get my 600.00 check. I haven’t received it yet.

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Chris Collins

The biggest mistake, for me, was not establishing my own self sustaining income. By that, I mean engineering a business specific towards community necessities. So that way we wouldn't have to rely on a government that refuses to ACTUALLY CARE and HELP its citizens. I personally haven't seen any funds of assistance minus payments towards my electric, totalling about $400, since the start of this pandemic. Im unemployment with no vehicle, internet, and barely holding onto my apartment. Virtually impossible to get connected to NV Unemployment and because I owe child support, Im not "QUALIFIED" to receive stimulus and was told that it went to child support. Then when I see my statements, there are no payments made. So where did it go? Obviously not to me or my children! This government can spend trillions of dollars to build rockets, shuttles, have private fundraisers, and rename airports like nothing else matters, while the rest of the country, who aren't within their tax bracket, suffer and get the blame for the condition we are in. This is outrageous and highly disrespectful to the citizens that keep this country running!

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Alexa Alexander

a larger bill to encompass the aid that is desperately needed by so many Americans. the smaller checks just don't even cover the amount of bills that most americans are struggling with. At least President Biden is addressing the financial struggles that many are dealing with; #45 just ignored and deflected the issue.

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Lynette Taylor

A large payment. NOW!! THING ARE STILL HARD TRYING TO GET THROUGH THIS VIRUSES

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Iosana Tibon

I didn't claim my second round stimulus check and how soon am i supposed to get it

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nancy thompson

The larger bill. The 1,400. Should have been sent by now. If you are facing eviction , and have tried everything, it would be appreciate. Never been so stressed in my life. They were voted in by the people to work for us. Just one of the men's silk ties, at least $1,000 would help. Get moving before we are all homeless.

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john lahommedieu

As of right now 2/26/2021 No Stimulus....Joe biden lied once again to the people. The congress and the senate slow walk relief to the American people. Yet they want to give billions in foreign aid to include monies (tax payer monies) to the Wuhan lab in china where the Virus was created! Think about that! The failure once again by this president and congress and senate tells us Americans we are last on the list for the politicians to help us all the while none of them go without missing a paycheck! The real cancer in America is her Politicians like the trash in the 15th district northern calif Eric Swalwell who admitted taking monies from the Communist Chinese having an affair with Ms Fang Fang the chinese rep which resulted in 2 children living in china that is used as leverage against Swalwell who still sits on the intel committee currently? He does not care about you or I and he is just one of the cancers in DC.

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