Stimulus check update: Couples will be sent $2,800 and families can get $5,600 now bill has been passed
COUPLES will be sent $2,800 and families can get $5,600 now the stimulus bill has been passed.
President Biden's $1.9trillion Covid relief bill was passed on Wednesday afternoon.
Moderates forced tightened eligibility for the stimulus checks, now phased out completely for individuals earning $80,000 and couples making $160,000.
However, those that fit the bill will receive $1,400 if they are single, and $2,800 if they are in a married couple.
This also means that a family of four could see a package of up to $5,600.
The president is set to sign the $1.9trillion Covid relief bill on Friday afternoon, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki confirmed today.
However, Biden's name will not appear on the third round of stimulus checks.
"We're doing everything in our power to expedite the payments and not delay them," she said.
She went on to confirm that this is the reason as to why Biden's name will not appear on the memo line "of this round of checks."
Instead, Psaki confirmed that the checks will be signed by a career official.
"This is not about him, this is about the American people getting relief," Psaki added.
When asked whether or not the president himself wanted to have his name on the checks, the press sec confirmed: "He didn't think that was a priority or a necessary step.
"His focus was on getting them out as quickly as possible," she added.
Following the news an elated Biden tweeted: "Help is here." He also issued a statement saying that American voices have "been heard" today.
"This legislation is about giving the backbone of this nation — the essential workers, the working people who built this country, the people who keep this country going — a fighting change," the president wrote.
The landmark bill was passed as 220 to 211 votes. All Republicans voted against the bill, with Democrat Representative Jared Golden as the only blue no.
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