Second stimulus check: When would another payment come? What we know now

White House advisers and congressional leaders may begin work on a second stimulus package in July.


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As July rent edges closer and coronavirus benefits like eviction stays and an extra $600 in enhanced unemployment are due to expire next month, the question of America’s second stimulus check comes into more urgent focus. Is it really going to happen and, if so, when?

The fate of a second round of IRS payments seems to rest on two things: how badly the economy is faring and if lawmakers believe a direct payment to millions of people is the best way to respond to the current recession.

For weeks, whenever White House advisers and members of Congress talked about a second economic stimulus package, they seemed to carefully avoid any mention of a “second stimulus check
.” Instead, they focused on payroll tax cuts, a payroll tax holiday or travel tax credits as the focus of another proposal. Now the conversation is shifting, with President Donald Trump and Cabinet members specifically mentioning the idea of more money as part of a package

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