Congress has introduced a bill to prevent the government from implementing a shutdown this year. As.com reports that a bipartisan group has been trying to raise a strategy for the funding. However, there is no evidence to suggest the second round of stimulus payments.
Congress is in a race against time to introduce an additional round of stimulus payments before 2021 ends. If the idea for further checks comes to fruition, it will be a massive relief for the citizens.
The second round of stimulus checks is crucial for the sufferers of the pandemic. The citizens are up against the economic crisis and price rise affected by the pandemic; they need concrete measures to sustain their livelihood. December 11 is the last date for congress to avoid a government shutdown and provide the funds simultaneously.
No Plan for Second Stimulus Checks
AS reports that Mitch McConnell had set up a plan to provide funds for the covid-19 relief measures before the election happened; the democrats were trying to convince the White House to implement a package worth more than $2 trillion. Unfortunately, their result was not constructive, and the idea failed to materialize.
After the plan’s failure, McConnel was ready with another one and discussed it with the GOP members of the White House. The plan consists of additional unemployment benefits for a month under the Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) and the Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation (PUEC). The program does not include the idea for the second round of stimulus checks.
Citizens Might Receive A Sum Of $300
The bipartisan group has presented a new plan for the covid relief. The project was discussed with the house and senate members at a press conference on Tuesday. The program’s price structure is similar to that of the $500 billion bills introduced by McConnell. The citizens will receive unemployment benefits for four months as per the bill. However, the monthly amount of the benefits will only be $300, which is a lot less than the $600 demanded by the Democrats. The front-line workers will also receive $160 as a part of state and local funding.