Senate Republicans had initially offered a $1.1 trillion emergency aid package, but subsequently voted on a proposal providing just $650 billion — only $350 billion of it in new funding.
If a second stimulus check of up to $1,200 per adult is approved, either by congressional or executive action this year, the IRS is expected to start sending money swiftly. However, meeting the qualifications to receive economic assistance may not be enough to get a priority payment.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who have reportedly agreed on a plan to avert the shutdown. They have agreed to a “clean” continuing resolution—a short-term funding bill continuing current spending levels. How long would that short-term funding would go? “There is no consensus,”