Republicans and Democrats have been working all week to pass a new relief bill, but have not yet reached an agreement. When unemployment benefits are already over, millions of Americans need a new direct payment to stay afloat.
President Trump made a Twitter post where he accused Democrats of delaying a second round of stimulus checks, according to Fox Business.
The president noted that there are financial supports of $ 1,200 dollars and $ 3,400 (for a family of four), which are "ready to be sent", but that the Democrats are preventing them from reaching their destination.
"Democrats are withholding the $ 1,200 to $ 3,400 (family of four) checks that were ready to be sent!" Trump wrote.
Republicans presented the HEALS Act on Monday, where they called for a second round of direct payments, following criteria very similar to those distributed under the CARES Act.
Payments would be $ 1,200 per adult for those with an adjusted gross income of up to $ 75,000 and, from that amount and up to $ 99,000, payment decreases $ 5 for every $ 100 of income. In the case of married couples filing jointly, those with an annual income of $ 150,000 dollars (and up to 198,000), could receive $ 2,400 and $ 500 per dependent, regardless of age.
The White House, Republicans and Democrats have been working on the terms of a bill for the entire week but still appear to be far from reaching an agreement.
Although nothing has yet been passed, there is a good chance that a second round of stimulus checks will be approved, as it is one of the points that both proposals have in common.