A THIRD round of stimulus checks could arrive in eligible Americans' bank accounts next month as the House is set to vote on a $1.9trillion relief bill.
The House of Representatives is ready to follow through with a vote this week on President Joe Biden's $1.9trillion bill – which moved forward without Republican support.
It comes after House Democrats took another step on Friday in their bid to push for more stimulus checks.
The spending package includes an increase in the federal minimum wage to $15 per hour, $1,400 direct checks for Americans making $75,000 or less a year and an extension of $400 federal unemployment benefits.
If relief checks pass through Congress on March 14 and a stimulus bill gets signed into law two days later, the first direct deposit checks are speculated to arrive during the week of March 22, CNET reports.
According to the news outlet, with a March 16 bill passage date, the first paper checks would arrive during the week of March 29 and EIP cards would be sent on the of April 5.
However, if Congress doesn't pass relief checks until March 22 and Congress ends up signing the bill into law on March 23, the first direct deposit checks would arrive into taxpayers' bank accounts on the last week of March.
With a March 22 passage date, the first round of paper checks would be sent on the week of April 5 and EIP cards would be sent out the following week.
Despite the different projection dates, claims for missing stimulus money would open up on the same date – May 3.
On Friday, a budget blueprint – including Biden's trillion dollar plan – was approved by the House by a 219-209 margin, according to the New York Times.
Following the approval, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said: "Our work to crush the coronavirus and deliver relief to the American people is urgent and of the highest priority."
Dems are pushing to pass the bill quickly to prevent lull in federal unemployment payments as The Pandemic Emergency Unemployment Compensation Program (PEUC) expires on March 14, 2021.
Meanwhile, the Democrats' $1.9trillion Covid relief bill has been slammed as a "job killer" which will increase the cost of living for working families.
GOP House budget leader Jason Smith said the colossal spending spree was the "wrong plan" which will destroy jobs, not save them.
Rep. Smith, R-Mo., told Fox News: "Democrats are rushing to pass a nearly $2 trillion spending bill that will enact bailouts for state governments that lock down their citizens and radical policies that will destroy jobs and raise the cost of living for working-class Americans.
"But this is clearly where any sort of urgency on their part ends.
"This is all just further proof that Covid-19 is more the pretext than the purpose behind what Democrats are proposing.
“Their approach is the wrong plan, at the wrong time, for all the wrong reasons."
Biden has vowed to get Americans their $1,400 stimulus checks – as soon as Congress passes his legislation.
The president said he remains determined to give a boost to "working class and middle class folk."
Biden said: "You can get your stimulus check as soon as the House and Senate pass my legislation.
"We committed to you, Democrat and Republican, a $2,000 stimulus check. $600 came forward last time around. Another $1,400 will be coming."
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