However, there is no clear answer to the question of whether or when this will happen. If a bill is passed that involves a direct payment, we think about how quickly the IRS could send a second stimulus check. If negotiators agree on a stimulus package, but one that fails neither in the House of Representatives nor in the Senate, in this situation, Democrats and Republicans could make their own proposals, which could pass through their majority chambers, but would fail (or will not be taken into account) by the other. In that case, Congress could try again after Biden is sworn in as president. This is not yet excluded. Democrats and some Republicans are still insisting that a second round of stimulus controls be included in a deal this year. And before the election, President Trump urged Congress to send him additional coronavirus aid, which included a new round of direct controls. Sen. Josh Hawley (R., Mo.) said Monday that he has pressed Mr. Trump to veto any law that does not contain them. And many Democrats still hope to see them involved. In the months following the passage of the first stimulus package, more than 160 million COVID-19 stimulus checks were distributed to U.S. households.
These cheques were part of the $2 trillion financial assistance and stimulus package, known as the CARES Act. If a stimulus package is finalized before January 20, an agreement will be reached and the current House of Representatives and Senate will vote before the new Congress takes its seat in January. . . .