But on Tuesday, Chuck Schumer, the nominee leader of the Senate majority leader, vowed to re-createa top priority, with a larger stimulus check.
“We will get that done,” Schumer wrote in a letter to Democratic colleagues, according to multiple reports. Right awaySchumer is counting on pushing through the legislation.
What’s not clear – and won’t be until more of the next package takes shape – is whether lawmakers will try one, or a check for up to $ 1,400 per eligible adult, a figure that would .
President-elect Joe Biden appears to be backing the full $ 2,000 stimulus check. “if you have to choose between paying rent or putting food on the table. We need $ 2,000 stimulus checks, ”Biden tweeted on Jan. 10.
A possible objector could be Senate Democrat Joe Manchin, who expressed concern several times about the cost of a third stimulus check and suggested that the financial aid could be better targeted at those who need the money most.
“Absolutely not. No. Getting people vaccinated is job # 1,” Manchin, a West Virginia centrist, told The Washington Post on Jan. 8 when asked about more.. “How can the money we’re investing now best help us get jobs back and get people into work? And I can’t tell you that sending a new cash register will do that to someone who . “
Shortly afterwards, Manchin seemed to have softened his position. According to NBC News, the Manchin spokesman said he was ‘open’ to President-elect Joe Biden’s cause for a, but gives priority . Financing to it is also on Biden’s agenda for a big stimulus bill. Manchin reiterated his opinion on January 10.
With the Senate evenly split and new Vice President Kamala Harris to act as tiebreaker, opposition from just one Democratic senator could lower the party’s hopes of a major third stimulus check.
“The price tag will be high,” Biden said at a press conference on Jan. 8. “We need more immediate help for families and small businesses, including completing the task of giving people that instant payment of $ 2,000,” he said.
Here’s everything we know about a third stimulus check so far. Biden is expected to voice more of his stimulus package on Thursday, as well as after his.
The momentum for a $ 2,000 stimulus check
The IRS may have already finished sending most of themin front of ( and ), but Washington leaders are already haggling over a third $ 2,000 stimulus check. The call for a limit of $ 2000 pick up where Trump, Congressional Democrats, and a few outspoken Republicans had stopped trying the .
As Democrats prepare 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 anticipated opposition from Senate Republicans.
Biden had already made it clear that he supports a third stimulus check, but last week he was reluctant to commit an amount. 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 make you more money
A check for $ 600 is, of course, half of the $ 1,200 as of 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 hit the income threshold for receiving a second payment, which means they will all the way.
A third stimulus check would:
Here are other ways ain your pocket.
Other funding could provide a new incentive law
We already know a number of Biden’s, 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 Republicans as well as Democrats.
They can include measures such as:
- A larger third stimulus check that could reach more people.
- Taller 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 .