Skip to content
Home » Valentine's Day » Stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment, and more PPP dollars could soon be approved (video)

Stimulus checks, enhanced unemployment, and more PPP dollars could soon be approved (video)

Congress is nearing a deal on the long-delayed COVID-19 stimulus package that many called for throughout the summer and fall.

However, it will be lacking – if passed as expected – in some significant ways.

The relief bill would deliver additional “paycheck protection” subsidies to businesses, $300 per week jobless checks, and $600 or so stimulus payments to most Americans.

This would be the first significant package moved since the CARES Act in March, which was viewed as a landmark effort. Since, Democrats have called for additional federal steps, but Republicans have largely blocked those efforts citing the government’s $27 trillion debt.

“We made major headway toward hammering out a bipartisan relief package,” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell of Kentucky told reporters Wednesday morning.

AP: Negotiators near agreement on long-delayed COVID-19 aid bill

While the new bill will likely include payments to most Americans – aid to states and cities is being scrapped, as well as liability protections for companies over COVID-19 litigation concerns.


Lawmakers raced to pass a deal in an effort to curb the economic deterioration that has come in light of a resurgent COVID-19.

Nearly eight million Americans have fallen into poverty since this summer, according to a new report, since CARES Act funding expired.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.



Categories: NewsPolitics

Top