You could get your $1,400 stimulus check in weeks as House is to vote on Biden’s $1.9T Covid relief bill on Friday
AMERICANS could get their $1,400 stimulus checks within weeks as the House is set to vote on President Joe Biden's $1.9trillion Covid relief bill on Friday.
A third round of stimulus checks are likely to reach taxpayers' bank accounts next month as full U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Biden's huge $1.9trillion relief package later this week.
In a Tuesday night tweet, Majority Leader Steny Hoyer wrote: "The House will vote on Friday on @POTUS’ #AmericanRescuePlan to end this pandemic and deliver urgently needed relief to America’s families and small businesses.
"The American people strongly support this bill, and we are moving swiftly to see it enacted into law."
A Rules Committee Meeting Notice was also shared to Twitter on Tuesday night.
It read: "The Committee on Rules will meet Friday, February 26 at 9:30 AM via Cisco Webex on the following measure: H.R. __ – American Rescue Plan Act of 2021."
The move comes after The House Budget Committee approved Biden's bill on Monday afternoon with a vote of 19-16.
The spending package includes an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, $1,400 direct checks for Americans making $75,000 or less a year and an extension of $400 federal unemployment benefits.
Democrats are pushing to pass the bill quickly to prevent a lull in federal unemployment payments as The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program (PEUC) expires on March 14, 2021.
The coronavirus relief bill was designed to put money towards Covid vaccines, medical equipment, and stimulate the US economy.
Taxpayers could also get more stimulus check money in the third round of relief aid with $1,400 proposed for each child.
However, the Republican Study Committee recently wrote a three page document detailing how to fight against the huge $1.9trillion package.
The memo alerted conservatives to what they say are "all the left-wing items Democrats are hoping the public won’t find about."
Included in this list are claims that $1,400 stimulus checks are going to mixed-status families with undocumented immigrants.
Other claims include allowing Planned Parenthood to receive Paycheck Protection Program checks – something that was initially designed for small businesses.
Another is that nearly $600million will be provided for additional emergency paid family leave for federal employees and US Postal Service workers.
Meanwhile, if relief checks pass through Congress on March 12 and a stimulus bill gets signed into law two days later (on March 14), the first direct deposit checks are speculated to arrive during the week of March 22, CNET reports.
According to the news outlet, with a March 16 bill passage date, the first paper checks would arrive during the week of March 29 and EIP cards would be sent on the of April 5.
However, if Congress doesn't pass relief checks until March 22 and Congress ends up signing the bill into law on March 23, the first direct deposit checks would arrive into taxpayers' bank accounts on the last week of March.
With a March 22 passage date, the first round of paper checks would be sent on the week of April 5 and EIP cards would be sent out the following week.
Despite the different projection dates, claims for missing stimulus money would open up on the same date – May 3.
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