Tag: Federal Government COVID-19 Stimulus Check

Health Department Confirms 40th Death From COVID-19; Pop-Up Testing Closed

CHRISTIANSTED — One more person has died from COVID-19 in the U.S. Virgin Islands — a 77-year-old man on St. Croix, Health Commissioner Justa Encarnacion confirmed in a press conference on Monday.. Pop-up testing centers in the territory are closed today due to the possibility of inclement weather from Potential Tropical Cyclone Six, Encarnacion said, […]

VERIFY: Can Government Take My $1,400 Stimulus Check To Pay For Child Support?

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — President Joe Biden signed the new $1.9 trillion rescue package last week, providing for payments to qualifying individuals of up to $1,400, with payments to a qualifying family of four of $5,600. It is known as the American Rescue Plan.  People who make $75,000 or less a year are eligible for the full $1,400 payment. […]

House of Representatives Approves $2,000 Coronavirus Aid Checks Sought By Trump

PALM BEACH, Florida — The Democratic-led U.S. House of Representatives voted 275-134 to meet President Donald Trump’s demand for $2,000 COVID-19 relief checks on Monday, sending the measure on to an uncertain future in the Republican-controlled Senate. But even as Democrats helped secure approval for what the Republican president sought on stimulus payments, they spearheaded […]

Biden Ally Larry Summers Says $2,000 Stimulus Checks Would Be A ‘Serious Mistake’ That Could ‘Overheat’ The Economy

WASHINGTON — Larry Summers, the former U.S. treasury secretary who has reportedly advised President-elect Joe Biden, thinks $2,000 stimulus checks would be a “pretty serious mistake” that could overheat the US economy. Congress approved a $2.3 trillion funding package containing $600 checks for struggling Americans on Monday. On Thursday, US President Donald Trump called for $2,000 […]

Will Republicans And Democrats Sign Off On A 2nd Stimulus Check By Dec. 31?

WASHINGTON — Time is running out for the U.S. government to approve a second coronavirus relief package. So where does that leave Americans anxiously awaiting a second federal stimulus check — the cash payments that were distributed earlier this year? There are signs that a scaled-down deal might be in the works, although the popular […]

Governor Bryan Says He Needs Your Stimulus Check Back … If You Got 2 Checks Instead of 1

CHARLOTTE AMALIE — Governor Albert Bryan, Jr. has issued further clarification regarding Puerto Rico’s Department of Treasury, known as “Hacienda,” issuing Social Security stimulus payments to Virgin Islands residents by direct deposit, resulting in some Virgin Islanders receiving double stimulus payments and creating confusion for residents of the territory. “Several months ago, monies were made […]