JOE Biden revealed that Americans could start receiving their $1,400 stimulus this month after the Senate passed the trillion-dollar Covid relief bill.
On March 6, Joe Biden said the check rollout would begin this month during a Saturday press conferenceCredit: Getty Images – Getty
You could be getting the $1,400 this month if you’re eligibleCredit: Getty Images – Getty
“When we took office 45 days ago, I promised the American people that help was on the way,” he told reporters.
“Today, I can say we’ve taken one more giant step forward in delivering on that promise that help is on the way.
“I want to thank all of the senators who worked so hard to reach a compromise and do the right thing for the American people during this crisis.
“This plan will get checks out the door starting this month to the Americans that so desperately need the help.”
Biden said the negotiating process wasn’t “always pretty” but praised the senators for passing the piece of “urgent” legislation today.
His comments come after exhausted senators approved the relief package by 50-49 after an all-night voting session, which sets up congressional approval by the House next week.
The Capitol is seen at dusk as the Senate was stalled on the Democrats’ $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief bill, in WashingtonCredit: AP:Associated Press
“We tell the American people, help is on the way,” said Senate Majority Leader Chuck SchumerCredit: EPA
This means lawmakers can send it on to Biden’s desk for the presidential signature.
Speaking about the legislation, Democratic Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer remarked: “We tell the American people, help is on the way,” said
“Our job right now is to help our country get from this stormy present to that hopeful future.”
The total spending of the enormous bill is nearly one-tenth the size of the entire US, the Associated Press noted.
The landmark bill includes the $1,400 Covid-19 payout for eligible Americans.
People who earn $75,000 or less will pocket the full amount but these checks phase out faster for people at higher income levels than in the version passed on this weekend by House Democrats.
Americans who earn $80,000 a year or more don’t qualify for the full payment and neither do couples making $160,000+ per annum.
The package also ups emergency unemployment benefits and spending for Covid-19 testing, along with tax breaks to help people earning less.
The $1,400 stimulus checks may be on their way to mail boxes across the United StatesCredit: Getty Images – Getty
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