AMERICANS are set to be sent a $1,400 check as a priority as the Democrats took control of the Senate today.
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The $1,400 are set to be posted in the coming weeksCredit: Getty Images – Getty
Biden revealed that he was intending to send a third $1,400 stimulus check to Americans.
They were sworn in today.
This has now clinched the party a 50-50 split in the upper chamber.
But because Vice President Kamala Harris is able to cast a vote in any tie-break, Biden’s stimulus check plans are to go through.
And Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer has vowed that passing legislation to provide $2,000 stimulus checks will be one of the first orders of business in the new Senate.
During the Covid-19 pandemic, American households have already received two direct cash payments.
CHECK $600 LESS THAN PROMISED
But many Americans had hoped for a fresh round of $2,000 checks.
Under Biden’s plan, however, the next wave of payments would be $1,400 – supplementing the $600 checks that were signed into action by President Trump under a $900billion plan late last year.
“Annoyed Biden pulled a bait & switch on the stimulus checks but slightly shocked he’s including legislation around $15/hr and asking for student loan forgiveness right out the gate,” one user tweeted.
Another user tweeted: “Ya Biden might give us more stimulus, but it’s the principle of the matter.”
“We were told $2000 a check so that is what we should get. Anything less than that is a slap in the face to the people who voted for him,” the user added.
Democrats last controlled the White House, Senate and House in January 2011.
Senate Majority leader Chuck Schumer has vowed that passing legislation to provide $2,000 stimulus checks will be a priority in the new SenateCredit: AP:Associated Press
Vice President Kamala Harris swears in Sen. Raphael Warnock D-Ga, Sen. Alex Padilla, D-Calif., and Sen. Jon Ossoff, D-Ga on the floor of the SenateCredit: AP:Associated Press
The pandemic has claimed 400,000 American lives, and Biden is proposing a $1.9 trillion recovery package to distribute vaccines and shore up an economy struggling from the virus shutdowns.
At the same time, the Senate is about to launch an impeachment trial of Trump, charged by the House of inciting the insurrection at the Capitol as rioters tried to interrupt the Electoral College tally and overturn Biden’s election.
The Senate will need to confirm Biden’s Cabinet nominees as launches the new administration.