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The US Government began sending aid checks for $ 600


#Unemployment benefits were also expanded by the second economic rescue package, approved nine months after the first (#Reuters)

The #United #States #Government began to send aid in the form of a direct payment of $ 600 that #Americans will receive on #Tuesday night to mitigate the economic impact of the pandemic, as announced by #Treasury #Secretary #Steven #Mnuchin.

#Through #Twitter, he advanced the day before: “These payments may begin to reach some bank accounts such as direct deposits as early as tonight and will follow next week”.

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#Further, the #Treasury will mail paper checks to all those who do not have a bank account registered in government databases.

The #Treasury announcement comes at a time when the US #Senate, with a #Republican majority, is still evaluating whether to increase these direct payments from $ 600 to $ 2,000 that are included in a $ 900 billion stimulus package that both houses of #Congress passed a week ago.

The leader of the majority of the US Senate, Mitch McConnell, has not given the green light to vote on the extension of aid, due to the refusal of the conservative sector (Reuters)
The leader of the majority of the US #Senate, #Mitch #McConnell, has not given the green light to vote on the extension of aid, due to the refusal of the conservative sector (#Reuters)

#For five days, outgoing US #President #Donald #Trump resisted ratifying the stimulus package, although on #Sunday night he backed down and agreed to sign it. #However, this delay will impact the amount and speed of amounts distributed as part of the package.

#However, the president asked that the aid that all #Americans with an income less than 75,000 dollars a year will receive be increased to $ 2,000. #Paradoxically, #Trump and the #Democrats agree to increase those payments, but the #Republicans have been divided#Some support the increase as a popular idea among #Americans and others cling to the tradition of the party, which had always advocated fiscal discipline and control of public spending.

#This #Tuesday, the leader of the #Republican majority in the #Senate, #Mitch #McConnell, refused to allow the measure to be put to a vote and outlined his strategy, which will consist of linking that increase to direct payments to the creation of a commission to study the #November 3 elections.

#Democrat #Joe #Biden won those elections and will take office on #January 20, but #Trump refuses to acknowledge the results and has assured without evidence that there was fraud.

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#So by tying the paycheck increase to the election, #McConnell puts #Democrats in a difficult position.

#In negotiations on direct checks to citizens, both #Democrats and #Republicans are trying to get political revenue ahead of the #January 5 elections in #Georgia.

#That day, #Georgia holds elections to elect those who will occupy the two seats that correspond to this state in the federal #Senate, something that will serve to decide which party has the majority in that chamber.

(#With information from EFE)

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