Lawmakers have added a catchall of $1.4 trillion to the stimulus check 2 bill along with the thousands of pages on the end-of-session business during a huge bundle of bipartite legislation right before Capitol Hill is preparing to conclude the books on this year.
The bill will be going to Donald Trump to get his signature that is expected to arrive within the next few days.
Stimulus Check 2 On Its Way
The stimulus check 2 relief package was disclosed on Monday afternoon and was fast-tracked from the Senate and House within a few hours. The Senate approved the package with a vote of 91-7 after the House cleared it with 359-53.
This COVID-19 relief bill is providing a direct $600 stimulus check to almost all the US citizens along with an additional $300 each week as a jobless benefit.
This stimulus check 2 bill is the longest ever with the legislation of 5,593 pages. Biden was very eager to finalize the deal and deliver this long-awaited relief fund to the suffering Americans and boost the declining economy.
The Senate had also implemented a 1-week stopgap I order to prevent a government shutdown before midnight.
Steven Mnuchin, Treasury Secretary, was the chief negotiator for the bill. He also stated that direct payments will be starting next week.
The ultimate bill will include more semblance to the package of $1 trillion which was initially scoffed at by the Republicans when it was first suggested by Nancy Pelosi, House Speaker.
Mitch McConnell, Majority Leader, celebrated the passing of the bill and stated that Biden’s approach had a significant impact on the process.
Kamala Harris, Vice President-elect, also voted for the stimulus bill and spoke about the dire need for relief by all Americans suffering due to the coronavirus pandemic.