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U.S. Stimulus Talks Stall While American Citizens Wait, Again

Americans will be waiting again. After votes on Thursday, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, Democrat-Md., told representatives the chamber would adjourn until at least Tuesday pending an agreement on pandemic aid and full-year government funding. Yes, a long relaxing weekend, is needed for these ‘leaders’.

McConnell on Thursday said that he hopes “our colleagues let Congress deliver more help soon.”

“A lot of Americans simply can’t afford to wait,” he said.

A $908 billion bipartisan proposal would leave out direct stimulus payments to citizens, but rather focus on providing jobless workers with an additional $300 in weekly unemployment aid. On December 8th, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin also proposed a $916 billion package that would provide stimulus checks worth $600 per person, although it would cut back on unemployment aid, according to the Wall Street Journal. 

On Thursday, Sen. Josh Hawley, Republican-Mo., is introducing a bill that would include second $1,200 stimulus payments.

Sen. Josh Hawley, R-Mo., said in an interview Thursday with Fox News that his plan for second checks includes $1,200 per individual, $2,400 per couple, and $500 per child.

“The most important thing that Congress can do is send direct assistance checks to every working family who needs them,” he said.

“I will go to the floor and ask for an up-or-down vote on direct assistance to families,” he said.

Earlier this week, Hawley urged President Donald Trump to reject COVID-19 legislation that did not include a second round of checks directly to citizens.

Where does this leave you? Waiting…

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2 Replies to “U.S. Stimulus Talks Stall While American Citizens Wait, Again”

  1. Come on people. Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, and the UK are all giving their residents monthly stimulus checks. And the amounts are all higher each and every month than the one lousy check Americans got. They range from $1433 to $7575 PER MONTH! What the hell is wrong with this country? Piss poor management, I take it.

  2. There selfish while they get their paycheck and to spend time with there families lots of Americans go without and many people are homeless now . Their acting like children playing games and let them go without for awhile.

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