$2k stimulus checks gaining renewed traction in congress
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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.

Why should Americans get a third stimulus check?

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.

Financial challenges to a third stimulus check

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.

How much could Americans actually receive?

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.

  1. A $1,400 payment This would be essentially considered a supplement to the original $600 payment, bringing the total received by Americans to reach $2k.
  2. A full $2,000 payment A full payment of $2k is less likely, but has been proposed by some in congress as discussions about a new payment gain traction.

While specific details leave the exact amount Americans could expect unclear, these two options represent two possible payment amounts that could be disbursed.

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Why is congress talking stimulus checks again?

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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Tonia Malloy
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Be nice if we had a fourth stimulus check for 500 or 600 dollars to help with utilities bills while waiting for recertification for household increase and housing certification and special assistance check for 12 months and ebt food stamps monthly to aid in cost rising food prices and other rent increases costs for most Americans.

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Robert Gordon
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Yes the 2000 would help get us out of this hole we are in

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Jessica Nix
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For the ones of us on SSI or SSDI ALSO LOW INCOME have a hard time making ends meet it takes my whole check to pay my rent also my light bill then j had e mayb $1.25 left denied foodstamps again so if my son didn't able to buy few groceries well my son and myself would of done been gone ,....yes extra money would help qlot or people like me t For real

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Jennifer Kula
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I’ll believe it when I get it. I’m not going to hold my breath because I will die before I get it.

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CHERYL PATSY
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First and formost it initally was not the Americans fault for a corona virus 19(2019) that has impacted, killed and destroyed the peoples lives, livelyhood and the economy. 250,000 people actually die from the flu virus here in this country every year. When a flu shot was given people believed the injection was a preventive measure. So, what happened? What was in the injection when in the Spring of 2020 people were advised on the news in, Tennessee (do not know about state wide or, elsewhere) the flu virus serum was no good? What was injected? Then, within 5-6 months there is an out break calling it an epidemic. ? Were you, your doctor, insurance providers refunded the monies for the flu injection? China, is a high volume seller of anything from, electronics, clothes, automobiles, liquor, jewelry, repair parts, household products and the list goes on and on. China, has given us bad sheetrock, bad dog and cat food, and bad lumber that has been an attack so to know. They have killed us and our animals. Remember?? They in, China, surely can be and probably are the transport of the bad merchandise. How many different virus kinds were mixed together and what much worse was added? Wuhun, China is probably the culprit along with a few household names. Intentional? Why wasn't it brought to the attention to every country and states right away? Now, we have these elected officials that want control. Who is really at fault here ?And why is it that the White House, all the way down the line cannot get peoples lives respectfully on a financial basis to survive without adding to the wounds and pains caused by out of control man made-self serving, money hungry, dishonest war on us. We should be compensated royally for the disruptive, interuptive, brutal changes in our lives. Now we know they do not have to fly airplanes into Americas buildings causing massive losses of lives. Where has intelligence, security and our tax money went to protecr us? It is high time this government stops strutting around wasting time, playing childish political games with no regard for human life as you believe we are. We are not interested in the medias blown up stories of ripples believe it or not, mostly 99.9% not true extractions of lies. Get to work so we can get back to work. It is awful to be so very sick and tired of nothing but pure junk, lolly-gagging ,slow as a 9-year old itch, not that important attitudes in every state, every federal facility, and all tax payer layman on OUR PAYROLL that are holding us up. Get up and get going!!!!!!!! What is wrong with you?

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Denise Hardy
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Hopefully, now that we have someone sane in the White House and vaccines for this virus, life will get back to normal.

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Mark Smith
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You know there shouldn't even be a delay in paying us a $2000 plus check. Americans need help now and it's BS that our.elected officials in office are bickering over how much we Americans should get!!! It makes me sick to think of all the money the US gives to other country's in there time of need yet they want to argue how much Americans should get its some B S take care of our country now and send out the stimulas money..

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Tina Cash
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When are people on ssi ,ssdi,ssd , social security getting there third stimulas if passed? And how much will we get? Also, will there be a much needed monthly couple hundred dollar raiise for so many months like unemployment? Has that been discussed?

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Drew Bryson
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It certainly would help a great amount to have $2000 extra dollars to spend on BILLS as a result of this covid crap!! No job, no prospects of a new job on the horizon.....yes, I am constantly looking and applying....just no hits as of yet!! Will keep trying but in the meantime, it is CERTAINLY NEEDED FOR THOSE OF US AFFECTED BY LOSING OUR JOBS DUE TO THIS “Pandemic” ......IS IT OVER YET!??? NO, Then don’t stop the help until it is DEFINITELY OVER AND ALL TRACES OF IT ARE GONE!!! Just my 2 cents!! Have a SAFE ONE!!

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Linda Riggleman
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I feel it is wrong to give stimulus paymet to those whose income was not impacted by Covid.

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