With a Relief Package deal in sight, Congress adds stimulus checks back to the deal

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A. Porter, Editor In Chief

With a Relief Package deal in sight, Congress adds stimulus checks back to the deal in the lame-duck session. Lame-duck sessions are post Congressional elections where current issues are addressed before the new congressional candidates move into the office.

With unemployment benefits set to end at the end of the month for over 12 million Americans, and a government shut down set for Friday night, an agreement seems to be in the works. Until today, the second round of stimulus checks was not being considered.

This round of checks, if approved, will be half the amount of the first checks at 600 dollars. Slashing of aid to state and city governments allows $160 billion of funds to be redirected to Americans. That cut is being offered if business shields for COVID-19 lawsuits are cut from current negotiations.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the stipulation saying, “We can live to fight another day on what we disagree on, but we ought to go forward with what we can agree on.”