The battle to pass a third $ 2,000 stimulus check begins

The battle to pass a $ 2,000 stimulus check begins

The IRS has already sent millions of eligible people their second stimulus check of up to $ 600, but while this is happening, some leaders in Washington are already promising a third stimulus check that could be worth $ 2,000.

After winning the Georgia run-off race, Democrats will simultaneously control the House of Representatives, the Senate, and the White House. When could the increase to the stimulus checks that the party had promised be approved?

Democrats have gained control of the Senate thanks to the victories of Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff in Georgia. This means that when President-elect Joe Biden takes office on January 20, his party will control the Capitol and it will be the first time that Democrats have simultaneously controlled the House, Senate, and White House.

The IRS announced that 8 million Americans will receive a prepaid debit card this time around

By having this type of majority, Democrats have great power to pass their bills, and it appears that the first thing they will pass is the $ 2,000 stimulus check.

"One of the first things I want to do when our new senators are installed is deliver the checks for $ 2,000 to American families," said Senator Chuck Schumer, who is expected to be the next Senate Majority Leader.

Before the New Year break, Republican Majority Leader in the Senate, Mitch McConnell, blocked the House bill to increase stimulus checks from $ 600 to $ 2,000.

In the end, the two parties passed a $ 900 billion stimulus package that included a second stimulus check for just $ 600, but Biden called this check a "downpayment" of what would come once he was president of the United States.

The president-elect has publicly supported the idea of writing a larger check. Earlier in the week, he tweeted: “The debate on (stimulus checks of) $ 2,000 is not an abstract debate in Washington. These are real lives. Hardworking Americans need help, and they need it now, " and on Sunday he called for $2000 checks again from his Twitter account.

Now, we will have to wait until January 20 when Biden takes office as president, for everything seems to indicate, that is when the increase to the stimulus check will be discussed.

According to the IRS website, “if additional legislation is enacted to provide for an additional amount, the Economic Impact Payments that have been issued will be topped up as quickly as possible.”

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