Where do those stimulus checks stand?
That has been a question a lot of Americans have wondered about since President Joe Biden took officer in late-January.
On Monday the budget committee held its first major vote on the nearly-600 page package. Democrats are debating on whether to include items like raising the minimum wage, or how much aid to push to state and local governments.
The measure passed on a party line vote count.
At this point, $1,400 checks would be mailed to those who make $75,000 or less. Couples that earn $150,000 or less would receive $2,800.
Republicans and some Democrats have called for the threshold to be lowered. However, President Biden has pushed back against that. “Now’s the time we should be spending. Now is the time to go big,” Biden said during a CNN event last week.
A boost of $400 per week to unemployment, and a major increase to child tax credits would also be included in the massive, $1.9 trillion deal.
At this point, Democrats believe they can get the package across the finish line without Republicans support.
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