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Mnuchin says COVID stimulus checks could be sent before Jan. 1

Mnuchin says COVID stimulus checks could be sent before Jan. 1
“People are going to see this money at the beginning of next week,” Mnuchin said.

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin promised Monday that COVID stimulus checks should be sent out before the new year if Congress acts quickly to pass the sprawling relief package.” After months of Washington gridlock, Congress is poised to approve a $900 billion pandemic relief package that would deliver long-sought help to a nation confronting a frightening surge in COVID-19 cases and deaths.Republicans and Democrats reached final agreement Sunday on the relief package that will establish a temporary $300 per week supplemental jobless benefit and a $600 direct stimulus payment to most Americans.But it is not the end of the story, it is not the end of the job,” said Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.

Passage neared as coronavirus cases and deaths spiked and evidence piled up that the economy was struggling.The final agreement would be the largest spending measure yet.

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