“One of the first things I want to do when our new senators are down isagainst the American families, ”Schumer said from the Senate on Wednesday.
“Their election will end the block in Washington on that $ 2,000 incentive check. That money will immediately go out the door to people in real trouble,” President-elect Joe Biden said Monday while campaigning in Georgia for Reverend Raphael Warnock. and Jon Ossoff, both of whom won their seats against Republican incumbents.
Hours after the statements were made, the country’s attention turned to the dramatic events on Capitol Hill and then calls fromand for invoking the days before . The resignation of some of Trump’s cabinet members soon followed.
Will any of the turmoil in the nation’s capital affect a third $ 2,000 incentive check each? How could the turmoil affect the congressional republicans sworn in on January 3, and when could there be another stimulus check? We’ll share what we know leading up to, as the situation develops.
The latest push behind a $ 2,000 stimulus check
The IRS may have been suspended at about two-thirds of the timein front of ( and ,) but some leaders in Washington have already pledged a third $ 2,000 incentive check. The call for a limit of $ 2000 pick up where President Donald Trump, Congressional Democrats, and a few outspoken Republicans had stopped trying the
With Democrats poised to swear in two senators in Georgia and take the majority by a hair, the party will control Congress and the presidency, making it easier for Biden to meet his goals despite an expected backlash from Senate Republicans.
Biden had already made it clear that he supports a third stimulus check, but had shied away from committing an amount before Monday. In his early presidential campaign, he had a, modeled after the first, but more recently he left the question open.
“This bill is just the first step, a down payment,” Biden said on December 22 during the final days of negotiations on the. When a reporter asked if a future package would include the third stimulus check and how much money he would be looking for, Biden said, “That’s a negotiation issue … But it will, yes, it will.”
It now appears that the introduction of a cap of $ 2,000 per person in a serious way, and the confidence of a Democratic Senate, has encouraged Biden to push for the larger amount.
How a third stimulus check could bring in more money
A check for $ 600 is, of course, half of the $ 1,200 from 2020, so yes, recipients will get less money per household. But there is more to it. Because the upper limit for a, with an extra , the route , more people are reaching the upper limit of receiving a second payment, which means they will all the way.
A third stimulus check would:
Again, a lot can depend on it, and what the new Biden administration sees as its goals in rebuilding an economy weakened by the .
What other funding could a new incentive law allow?
We already know a few of them, which he shared as part of his presidential campaign trail. Chances are he would prompt Congress to reconsider those agenda items, in addition to several programs dropped in December by both Republicans and Democrats.
They can include measures such as:
- A larger third stimulus check that could reach more people.
- last March.
- It last January 31.
- Student loan deferral or forgiveness for public schools.
- More money for national, local and tribal governments.
- More money for contact tracking, coronavirus testing and distribution.
- Liability protection for companies against lawsuits related to the coronavirus.
For more information, here’s how, and a primer on the .