President Biden promised to get more relief to Americans quickly to help people survive financially until the coronavirus pandemic is under control. A key part of his proposal is to get another round of payments directly to U.S. households.
Some economists, Republicans and moderate Democrats have argued that this third round of “economic impact payments” — more commonly referred to as “stimulus checks” or “relief payments” — should go only to the hardest-hit families. This new Democratic proposal is a compromise: The vast majority of people who received a prior stimulus payment will get one again, although the most affluent families would be left out.
Below are more details about the latest plan, which the House and the Senate would have to pass before it could be signed into law.