Democrats and Republicans still disagree on a number of issues regarding the next stimulus package. It seems the most head butting is about its size and scope. Biden and other Democrats think the government should spend at least $2.2 trillion whereas Republicans want 5he next stimulus package to be around $500 billion.
Biden believes Republicans may be more willing to compromise once Trump is out of the picture. But if he is wrong and an agreement can be made quickly after Congress’ Thanksgiving break (and assuming it includes new direct payments), Americans could start receiving money by late December, based on how fast the cash started flowing the first time.
On the flip side, if the negotiations fail again, a deal might have to wait for the new Congress and the new administration in January. This would mean no stimulus checks before February.
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