House Bulk Whip James Clyburn (D-S.C.) believes that a preliminary round of $1,400 stimulus checks in President Joe Biden’s COVID-19 relief plan could be sent to Americans by next week. The $1.9 trillion relief bundle includes a host of arrangements in addition to the stimulus checks, like expanded unemployment benefits, tax credits and aid for little businesses.

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Home Bulk Whip Rep. James Clyburn (D-S.C.) appears throughout a press conference with Home Democratic leadership in Washington, D.C. on March 9,2021 .
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Previous stimulus checks have actually been distributed reasonably quickly. The $1,200 checks that headed out following the passage of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act last March started being issued about 2 weeks after the expense was signed into law by former President Donald Trump. The very first batch of the recent $600 checks headed out within days of the legislation passing in late December.

The brand-new checks would be the biggest yet provided, although with the strictest income eligibility limitations. While people making under $75,000 per year would get the full amount like in previous rounds, incomes above the threshold would lead to reduced payments that are entirely phased out for those making $80,000 or more. Couples making $150,000 or less would receive the full payment, with payments phased out at $160,000

The 2nd round of checks, for $600, phased out at $87,000 for individuals and $174,000 for couples. White Home Press Secretary Jen Psaki stated Tuesday that those getting paper checks ought to not expect any hold-ups due to the signature of the president being included, dropping a feature of the checks formerly issued under Trump.

Newsweek reached out to the White House for comment.

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