Schumer: many Americans will see stimulus checks in 2 weeks or so

Updated: Mar. 8, 2021 at 3:04 PM EST
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WATERTOWN, N.Y. (WWNY) - Many Americans will soon see $1,400 stimulus checks.

Over the weekend, the U.S. Senate passed a nearly $2 trillion COVID relief bill.

The house is expected to give its final approval this week.

Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer says the $1,400 checks will first and foremost help people who need help.

“Most people, working people, poor people, middle class people will get checks of $1,400, the economic impact payments. They’ll be here in about two weeks, give or take a few days. So people won’t have to wait months and months and months. They’ll be right here in their pockets,” said Schumer (D. - NY).

Meanwhile, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell says the Senate has never spent $2 trillion in a more haphazard or less rigorous way.

He said the bill is stuffed with non-COVID related spending.

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