Americans could be receiving a second stimulus check in the coming weeks according to the Senate Majority Leader. Kentucky Senator Mitch McConnell spoke on the Senate floor on Tuesday to reveal plans to provide a second direct payment for American families who have been set back by the coronavirus outbreak.
“Speaking of building on what worked in the CARES Act, we want another round of direct payments, direct payments to help American families keep driving our national comeback,” McConnell said.
The first round of payments passed through congress in March, but the continued effort to contain the virus has hurt citizens prompting Congress to provide more relief.
Some reports mention that the second round of checks would only go to taxpayers who make no more than $40,000/yr meaning that the bill would mostly go to low-income families.
The White House has not pushed back against another direct payment plan. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said in recent weeks that he would support another $1,200 stimulus check. According to NBC News, Trump also supports the legislation.