With issues such as the replacement of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg now dominating the attention in Washington, hopes continue to fade that United States lawmakers will be able to pass a pre-election coronavirus relief package – and, with it, potentially a second stimulus check.
Agreement over stimulus check, but relief-bill talks at impasse
US President Donald Trump has stated his support for another round of stimulus checks, while Republicans and Democrats in Congress have both proposed that Americans receive a fresh direct payment, following on from the checks sent out as part of the CARES Act, a $2.2tn relief bill signed into law in March.
Democrats sought a second check of up to $1,200 in the $3.4 HEROES Act, a bill passed by the House in May but not taken up by the Republican-held Senate. Meanwhile, the GOP planned a stimulus check of the same