YOU could still receive a $2,000 stimulus check in three weeks as the US House of Representatives is set to vote within days.
Donald Trump's $2,000 stimulus checks could be agreed on Monday after Nancy Pelosi forced a showdown vote in the House.
According to CNET, the new stimulus package has an IRS deadline for January 15 – meaning payments must be mailed by that date.
US Secretary of Treasury Steve Mnuchin said earlier this week that payments could come within the first three weeks of 2021.
The House Speaker is set to bring the House back to session for a "recorded vote" next week after Republicans destroyed a unanimous vote on the hefty cash sum on Thursday morning.
Following the blockage, Pelosi said: "On Monday, I will bring the House back to session where we will hold a recorded vote on our stand-alone bill to increase economic impact payments to $2,000.
"To vote against this bill is to deny the financial hardship that families face."
She added: "If the President is serious about the $2,000 direct payments, he must call on House Republicans to end their obstruction."
On Thursday morning, GOP members in the House of Representatives blocked the House Speaker's attempt for more cash.
Following the news, Pelosi said: "Today, on Christmas Eve morning, House Republicans cruelly deprived the American people of the $2,000 that the President agreed to support.
"If the President is serious about the $2,000 direct payments, he must call on House Republicans to end their obstruction."
Meanwhile, some people may not be eligible for a second stimulus check, despite them having received the first one.
Those people could be dependents between ages 17 and 24, nonresident aliens, and someone who has passed away since their last tax filing, CNET reported.
However, Missouri Senator Roy Blunt doesn't believe $2,000 stimulus checks will pass the Senate.
According to the New York Post, the top Republican told reporters on Thursday: "There’s been some apparent misunderstanding about what’s in the regular appropriating bill and what’s in the COVID relief bill, and generally the regular appropriating bill includes things the administration asked for.
"It took us a long time to get to where we are. I think reopening that bill would be a mistake."
On Wednesday, Pelosi hoped that Trump's call for $2,000 stimulus checks could have been agreed in just 24 hours, giving Americans a huge Christmas boost.
She urged Trump to sign the relief bill on Wednesday and keep the government open after the president hinted that he would veto the $900billion deal.
Congress gave the $900billion relief package the green light this week.
The Senate passed the emergency coronavirus legislation at around 11.42pm on Monday after two weeks of tense cross-party talks.
Two hours after it passed in the House, United States senators approved it with a 92-to-6 vote.
The hard-won agreement currently includes $600 checks for individuals, however, Trump has said he wants a larger relief payment of $2,000 per person.
Pelosi tweeted "Mr. President, sign the bill to keep government open!" after saying Democrats were ready to bring the stimulus checks discussion to the floor by "unanimous consent."
"Urge [Senate Majority Leader Mitch] McConnell and [House Minority Leader Kevin] McCarthy to agree with the Democratic unanimous consent request for $2,000 direct payments!
"This can be done by noon on Christmas Eve!"
Trump hinted that he would veto the agreed stimulus relief bill in a blistering Twitter address on Tuesday, a day after it was agreed.
The president complained that the current deal announced by McConnell on Sunday was a "disgrace," complaining that it had "taken forever."
Pelosi appeared to call Trump's bluff, saying "let’s do it!" after months of talks with Mnuchin and Republican Party members calling for a smaller package.
If Trump successfully upped the individual payment to $2,000 for individuals and kept the $600 for child dependents, a family of four could pocket over $5,000.
If Trump were to sign the bill offering $600 payments, the IRS and Treasury could have started sending out the payments over the next seven days.
On Monday, Treasury Secretary Mnuchin told CNBC that most of the payments – if signed off by President Trump – "will be direct deposits."
Mnuchin added: "We call them 'checks in the mail,' but most will be direct deposits.
"It will be within three weeks. We are determined to get money in people's pocket immediately. So that will be within three weeks."
Checks will be sent out quickly depending on the payment type people are getting – i.e. direct deposit or a check. First in line will be those who got it directly into their accounts.
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