The outcome of the U.S. presidential election is affecting how fast Americans will receive their second stimulus checks. With Joe Biden named the president-elect, Americans are eager to know how soon they will receive the second round of direct payments. The Senate goes back into session on Monday when the stimulus discussion will be prioritized.
When Second Stimulus Checks Are Coming
Many Americans were hoping that a new stimulus package with the second round of stimulus checks would pass before the presidential election. Now that the election is mostly over and former vice president Joe Biden has been called the president-elect and Kamala Harris the vice president-elect, the question has become when Americans will get their second stimulus checks.
Recalling the status of the second stimulus check discussion, President Donald Trump had promised “a tremendous stimulus package immediately after the election.” However, he is now busy suing various states and asking several counties for a recount, emphasizing that the election is not over.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who is key to the stimulus negotiations, won the House race in her district in California and is already seeking another two-year term as the Speaker of the House. She sent a letter to her colleagues on Friday asking for their support. She and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had been discussing stimulus terms almost daily prior to the election but could never come to an agreement. Pelosi pushed for the $2.2 trillion revised HEROES Act while the White House made a $1.8 trillion counteroffer. Both stimulus packages include the second round of stimulus checks to Americans. Stating that she wants to resume coronavirus relief aid negotiations with Republicans, Pelosi said Friday:
While we prepare for the new Biden administration, we must also move swiftly for a new coronavirus relief bill. We want the Republicans to come back to the table.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch…