Second Round of Direct COVID-19 Relief Payments Possible

Senate majority leader points out the pain of those making less than $40k per year.

On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell seemed to suggest he and his collegues were willing to consider another round of direct payments to Americans as a part of the federal response to the COVID-19 pandemic and economic recession. Asked by reporters if such funding would be a part of the Senate’s next round of legislation the senator said it “could well” be.

Senator McConnell went on to say, “I think the people that have been hit the hardest are people who make about $40,000 or less. Many of them work in the hospitality industry.” Thus far, Congress has approved one round of COVID-19 stimulus payments totaling $1,200 per person making less than $75,000 per year. It is possible that the Senate will therefore consider a lower ceiling for the next round of payments. 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • That God would lead Congress to provide economic relief to those who truly need it. 
  • For Senator McConnell to be used by God to lead the Senate. 
  • For the House and Senate to work together to pass helpful legislation for the country. 

Sources: The Hill, AP, Politico


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