Stimulus update: What the new Senate vote means for extra unemployment and 2nd checks

Published Oct 22 2020 at 7:48 AM GMT
  • On Wednesday, the Senate voted on a new “skinny” stimulus package for coronavirus relief, which is not to be confused with last month’s failed “skinny” stimulus bill.
  • This one included more weekly unemployment benefits, as well as $100 billion for schools.
  • Here’s the latest update on what’s happening with the long-stalled coronavirus relief efforts on Capitol Hill: Did the skinny bill pass" Nope.
  • Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer called the bill “emaciated,” and said it was a pre-election stunt by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell for optics.
  • We are now less than two weeks from elections.



  • Published Oct 22, 2020 7:48 AM GMT