Second stimulus check: could eligibility change?

13 August 2020

After Congress failed to reach an agreement on a new stimulus package to boost the American economy amid the Covid-19 pandemic by the deadline of 7 August, President Donald Trump, on Saturday, took unilateral action by signing a series of executive orders covering a range of subjects but that do not include a second round of stimulus checks.

Whether Trump wanted to or not, he was legally unable to provide for a second round of stimulus checks by way of executiver order, meaning it is now up to Congress to help millions of Americans struggling through the economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic by way of direct payments to individuals.

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