You could get your $1,400 stimulus check in less than four weeks as lawmakers clear crucial Covid relief hurdleFebruary 12, 2021
AMERICANS could get their $1,400 stimulus check in less than four weeks as lawmakers cleared a crucial Covid relief hurdle.
The predicted timeline comes just one day after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi suggested that negotiations could be done this month.
"We hope to have this all done by the end of February," she said.
"Certainly on the president's desk in time to offset the March 14 deadline where some unemployment benefits would expire."
That same day, the House Ways and Means Committee approved a tax-related portion of President Joe Biden’s $1.9trillion proposal on a 24-18 vote along party lines.
The committee approved the tax-related portion of the Covid relief bill with a vote of 24-18.
This key movement has allowed CNET to project a potential timeline for when checks might be sent.
The outlet projected that stimulus checks could pass Congress by February 26, and be sent to Americans by March 12.
Democrats have been clear that they want to get stimulus checks to Americans as soon as possible.
Biden – who has vowed to "act fast" on hardship caused by the pandemic – met business leaders at the White House on Tuesday to discuss the plan.
He tweeted: "This afternoon, I met with business leaders from across the country to discuss the state of our economy and the American Rescue Plan.
"I’m confident that by working together, we’ll get the economy growing again and get the American people back on their feet."
Earlier this week Biden said that it was time to "act quickly" on $1,400 stimulus checks and that everyone who earns up to $75,000 should get one.
He added he agreed with the income cap proposed by Democrats, meaning only lower and middle earners will qualify.
Biden also urged Congress to pass legislation as fast as possible.
He tweeted: "We don't have a second to waste when it comes to delivering the American people the relief they desperately need.
"I'm calling on Congress to act quickly and pass the American Rescue Plan."
The IRS said people who got direct deposits last time could be paid a different way the second time.
Here's how to claim through your 2020 tax return if you did not get the full amount in the first or second stimulus checks.
And if you miss out on the third check, you will be able to claim it when tax season reopens in May.
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