Trump says second stimulus check 'may go HIGHER' than $1,200 direct payments sent out in first wave
DONALD Trump said that the second stimulus check "may go higher" than the $1,200 direct payments sent out in the first wave.
When asked if the previous amount was enough for Americans, the president told KMID: "We're going to see it may go higher than that, actually."
Trump continued: "I'd like to see it be very high because I love the people, I want the people to get it, you know, the economy is going to come back.
"We saved millions of lives but now we're bringing (the economy) back … we gotta take care of the people in the meantime."
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell unveiled the Republicans' $1trillion coronavirus relief plan on Monday, prompting Americans to ask when they'll receive a second round of stimulus checks.
If lawmakers make the deadline – and President Donald Trump signs off on the HEALS Act right away – the next stimulus payments could be sent in August.
A CNET model based on the first round of coronavirus relief payments in April, Americans can expect funds to start being released the week of August 24.
As in April, the payments are likely to be delivered by one of three methods: a check in the mail, a direct payment, or a debit card loaded with the funds.
The payments will likely be staggered, meaning while some could receive the money in late August, millions might not get theirs until September, or even early October.
It could be further delayed if the Senate does not reach a deal by the August 7 recess, meaning negotiations would resume until September 8.
The legislation includes a proposed extended pandemic unemployment assistance at a lower rate of $200 per week extra instead of the $600 Americans have been receiving from April to July
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