The Democrat-controlled House passed the plan without any support from Republicans. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell called the House plan “outlandish.” Republicans, who control the Senate, have countered with a $1.62 trillion relief plan that was announced by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. The plan also includes $1,200 direct payments and boosted unemployment benefits of $400 per week.
President Donald Trump encouraged both Democrats and Republics to put their differences aside and pass a plan to aid Americans who are really the ones being hurt by this political stalemate.
He tweeted, “OUR GREAT USA WANTS & NEEDS STIMULUS. WORK TOGETHER AND GET IT DONE. Thank you!” while he was being treated for COVID-19 at the Walter Reed Medical Center.
So when can you expect to receive more direct stimulus money?
Last week, Pelosi and Mnuchin continued negotiating to reach a compromise and draft a bill that would pass both congressional houses. No one gets a check until the two sides come together and realize this is bigger than Left and Right, Blue and Red.