The House of Representatives passed a revised version of the current relief bill on Monday, setting the second round of direct payments to American citizens at $2,000. This version of the relief package must next pass approval by the Senate to become reality.
President Donald Trump signed a different catchall bill on Sunday evening, including both the $1.4 trillion ominibus spending bill, and a $900 billion COVID-19 aid package, noting that Congress would vote quickly to increase individual payments of Americans from $600 to $2,000.
If increased payments face a downvote by the Senate, those $600 payments already authorized on Sunday evening will remain in effect.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D), discussing the legislation with NBC News, said, “These Senate Republicans have followed you (President Trump) through thick and thin. Get them now to act and support the $2,000 checks.”
Republican Senator Lindsey Graham addressed the bill’s reemergence in Congress on Twitter yesterday, saying, “Congress will vote on additional stimulus checks and repealing Section 230 — all wins for the American people.”