Stimulus Package

“I am confident, frankly ― not only optimistic, but I am confident that we will reach a deal," Vice President Kamala Harris said.
The New York Democrat admitted the enhanced pandemic benefits were still doomed but said someone at least had to try.
Incomes rose and poverty fell thanks in large part to stimulus payments Congress approved last year, while health insurance levels held steady.
Meanwhile, Democrats are celebrating their new policy and vowing to make it permanent.
Some of the biggest hikes were in states whose Republican senators voted against $1,400 stimulus checks, according to new government data.
Legal aid attorneys say the government is mistakenly docking benefits because of coronavirus rebate payments.
Reaching the poorest American families will require a massive outreach operation.
Biden is trying to have it both ways when it comes to unemployment benefits.
America's most disruptive president didn't just spend a lot of money.
The White House is under pressure to make this a permanent benefit, rather than offer another short-term extension.
"If you wanted to take credit for it, you probably should've voted for it," one critic tweeted.
Many in the party see stimulus checks, an infrastructure plan, and tax hikes on the rich as key to winning working-class votes.
Republicans are mad that the American Rescue Plan may stifle state tax cuts.
When the coronavirus pandemic erased nearly 1.4 million public sector jobs, the losses disproportionately hit Black families.
The IRS hasn't received the payment information it requested to send checks to Social Security recipients.
The American Rescue Plan will surely transform American lives. Will it also transform American politics?
Monthly? Biannually? There's no word yet on the frequency of new child benefit payments later this year.
Wells Fargo and Chase won't start processing federal stimulus direct deposits until March 17.
Republicans spent the week in a frenzy over "The Cat in the Hat" while Democrats ensured another round of stimulus checks reaches Americans, she said.
The coronavirus relief package will deliver stimulus checks and other economic relief to Americans.