Even as a second round of $600 stimulus checks continues to be dispersed to citizens, lawmakers are looking forward to the possibility of a third relief package and debating what should, or shouldn’t, be included. With capital hill dynamics rapidly shifting, some believe the prospect of a third stimulus check is now more likely. So what can you expect and what’s being debated, exactly? We break it all down here.
When a second stimulus package was passed into law, many expressed that the direct checks to Americans were too slim to be helpful. Others also believed that the included programs for individuals and families, together with a $600 check, didn’t do enough to bridge the financial damage they felt as a result of the #coronavirus pandemic.
As a result, some lawmakers have proclaimed support for a new stimulus bill that would provide more direct support to citizens.
While an initiative for third stimulus checks grows among some lawmakers, there’s still plenty of opposition in congress to approving more government spending initiatives. As the debate continues to pick up momentum, there’s sure to be much back and forth between two sides as they attempt to hash out an agreement.
While a new proposal has not yet been officially written, there are two possibilities as to what amount Americans could receive in this third round of funding.
While specific details leave the exact amount Americans could expect unclear, these two options represent two possible payment amounts that could be disbursed.
While a proposal for a standalone $2k stimulus payment was swiftly rejected in congress late in December 2020, some in congress are determined to push a proposal for $2k stimulus checks across the finish line in 2021. With dynamics in congress shifting as new leadership gets voted into congress and the white house, some believe the path to passing a $2k stimulus check could be clearer in the coming weeks.
With yet no specific bill behind these debates for an increased stimulus payment, some specifics are yet to be determined. As yet, what's clear is that there's a new wave of activity in congress around putting together a new proposal for $2,000 direct payments to Americans.
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