Saturday March 28, 2020
Coronavirus Rebate Checks Proposed
As the number of U.S. coronavirus cases continues to climb and one-fifth of the nation is now sheltering at home, Congress is planning to enact a third relief bill. The coronavirus stimulus bill is under discussion and Senate leaders hope to pass it the week of March 23.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke to reporters this week and stated that the bill will be very expensive. He noted, "This is a big number. This is a very unique situation in this economy."
While negotiations are still in process, checks to individuals may be distributed as early as April 2020. The cost of the stimulus bill could reach $1 trillion.
Sen. Chuck Grassley (R–IA) is leading the Senate panel drafting the specific provisions. Grassley noted, "We are now working on a bold and comprehensive effort to provide additional relief to Americans and our economy in this challenging time."
Speaking on the Senate floor on March 19, Grassley explained multiple benefits that are under discussion for the new coronavirus relief bill.
Published March 20, 2020