The White House reportedly now insists on giving Americans incentive checks of $600. After months of controversy, the Donald Trump administration is ready to add incentive checks to the next aid bill from COVID-19, although the amount will be much lower than expected.
White House officials are demanding that Senate Republicans add cheques for $600 to the pandemic relief bill currently before Congress, two insiders told The Washington Post.
Back in March, Congress approved cheques for $1,200 for Americans whose income is less than $100,000, but since then another round of direct payments has not been approved. The House of Representatives, the Senate and the White House were unable to agree on an aid package, and now it looks like a way out has finally been found. Leading Democrats backed a $908 billion package that bipartisan senators developed last week, while Trump backed a smaller McConnell package.
It is not yet clear what package will be included in the law, but in any case, the Americans will receive less than in spring.