A THIRD stimulus package was approved by Congress a few days ago meaning that Americans could get their $1,400 in the coming weeks.
What are the five things Congress needs to do to get $1,400 coronavirus relief payments sent out? Here is everything you'll need to know…
House Budget Committee creates draft bill
Despite Congress not being in session this week, the House Budget Committee will still pull together parts of the bill from the finalized language by several other House committees.
This means that Congress will have a draft bill when it returns into session.
House of Representatives debate bill
Once Congress returns into session the House will debate the bill.
The Democrats only have a five-vote majority unlike when the CARES Act was brought through the House when the Democrats had majority.
The full House vote could be as early as next week.
Senate debates bill
Once the House votes on the bill. it will go to the Senate.
50 Democrats and 50 Republicans in the Senate along with Vice President Kamala Harris.
However, the Democrats cannot afford to lose one vote in the Senate due to the equal representation from both parties in the Senate.
The bill could be debated in the Senate by the first week of March allowing the body two weeks to pass it before the unemployement benefits expire on March 14.
Lawmakers review bill
After the Senate the bill will be passed onto lawmakers who could make changes to the House plan.
If changes are made, the bill will return to the house for another vote.
Bill gets signed into law
Once the bill is passed by the House and Senate it will be deliv
When passed Americans could receive $1,4000 per person including dependents for singles who earn under $75,000 and for couples who earn up to $150,000.
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