Vice President Pence @ twitter via Wikimedia Commons

Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin confirmed to Fox Business host Maria Bartiromo that the Trump administration is working to send checks to Americans in the next three weeks.

The “checks in the mail” proposal would see money directly deposited in people’s bank accounts to offset the economic turmoil caused by the novel coronavirus.

According to Mnuchin, each adult will receive $1,000 and every child $500. (The Hill)

“This is an unprecedented situation, where for good reason the government has instructed major parts of the economy to close down so that we can win this fight against this virus,” he said in an appearance on Fox Business.

“While we’re doing that, we understand there are impacts on hard-working Americans, and the president is determined to support them,” he added.

“As soon as Congress passes this we’d get this out in three weeks, and then six weeks later, if the president still has a national emergency, we’ll deliver another $3,000,” Mnuchin said. Earlier in the week, Mnuchin had pointed to a two-week target to send out cash payments.

That portion would amount to half of the bill’s overall spending.

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joe
joe
1 year ago

HALF??? Where’s the other half being siphoned off to Nancy?

Ken Smith
Ken Smith
1 year ago

How do they know you checking account number to make a deposit

Bud
Bud
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

The bank will tell them if you don’t , just like when the IRS wants to take your money for backtaxes!

General Population
General Population
1 year ago
Reply to  Bud

The bank doesn’t need anybody’s permission to deposit funds into an account.

Deb
Deb
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

If you’ve had a tax refund & used direct deposit or receive Social Security with direct deposit, they have it.

Stephane
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

It is called the IRS. they have all your coordonates. EVERYTHING.
They can put money in and take it out.

Gerard
Gerard
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

Your social security number. Everyone who has a bank accout your on record with the IRS.

sc
sc
1 year ago
Reply to  Ken Smith

friend what they don’t know about you would not even fill half of a tomato seed, even written in the smallest print.

rattler
rattler
1 year ago

It will be amazing to see how many of the voting dead rise again to collect their checks.