The proposal faces some major hurdles.
Lawmakers have just weeks to reach terms on an agreement before Congress adjourns for the year on Dec. 21.
When 12 million Americans will be cut off from unemployment benefits the day after Christmas, how will they pay the bills?
A group of more than 125 economists is calling on Congress to send out more direct cash payments to American families to help them weather the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent economic downturn.
The fast-approaching deadline, Nov. 21, is for those who have not yet received a $1,200 stimulus check but still may qualify.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., promised that approval of a new coronavirus relief package by the end of the year can be reached as lawmakers are set to return to work following Tuesday’s elections.
President Trump hinted he might intervene if Republican senators don't support a second coronavirus stimulus package worth trillions of dollars, during an interview with Charles Benson of WTMJ4 Milwaukee on Saturday.
California is seeking to ensure that residents receive their $1,200 economic impact payments – even if they are incarcerated.
The head of the IRS, on the defensive over millions of Americans in danger of missing coronavirus relief payments, says the agency is reaching out to low-income and homeless people, military personnel and veterans and those with limited English to notify them they may be eligible.
President Donald Trump says he has instructed aides to stop negotiating on another round of COVID-19 relief until after the election.
The Treasury Secretary says a potential coronavirus relief package will include another round of checks for Americans.
The latest Democratic measure would revive a $600-per-week pandemic jobless benefit and send a second round of $1,200 direct payments to most individuals.
On Friday, the IRS announced that it will mail letters to people who did not file a return for either 2018 or 2019, but still may qualify for an Economic Impact Payment.
President Donald Trump says Republicans should increase their offer for a coronavirus relief bill. But his allies in Congress aren't so sure.
The 52-47 vote fell well short of what was needed to overcome a filibuster and seems likely to end hopes for coronavirus relief before the November election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it only has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate will vote on a trimmed-down Republican coronavirus relief package, though it has a slim chance of passage in the face of Democrats’ insistence for more sweeping aid.
The first $1,200 cash payments to U.S. households cost about $300 billion.
Speaking at the White House during an interview, President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Americans can look forward to another round of stimulus checks before the end of the year.
With White House officials and top Democrats at a weeks-long impasse over another coronavirus relief package, Senate Republicans are preparing to unveil their own new proposal — a pared-down version of a previous bill that notably does not include a fresh round of stimulus checks.