With Congress preparing for its final chance to reach a deal on anotherbefore the year is out, there is as much fiction as fact around what the contents of a new relief bill with the power to authorize could be. There’s also a good deal of speculation about what could happen before .
With so much up in the air as we wait for Congressional leaders to pick up, we can listen to what members of Congress are and aren’t saying about a second check, including , how it could and which .
Here are 12 of our best guesses on what could happen withbased on the terms of the and the various , including . We update this story often.
A second stimulus check might not happen in 2020
Until Congress reconvenes on Nov. 30, it isn’t clear, if Republicans and Democrats scramble to compromise on a smaller agreement until a larger package passes. It’s also possible that no bill will pass at all before 2021. If more COVID-19 relief aid goes through without a second check, . We’ll know a lot more after the House of Representatives and Senate return and talks start up again.
The IRS issues checks by priority groups (what’s yours?)
Eligible Americans got the first stimulus payment at different times, often because of the way they got paid, and a second payment would be similar. For example, people Read more>>— an electronic transfer of funds into their bank account — with the IRS could get their checks weeks before those who receive a paper check or . We identified based on the first stimulus checks…