Stimulus checks

The COVID relief package has passed in Congress and is now on its way to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed.

Congress has approved a $900 billion coronavirus relief bill, which includes $600 stimulus checks, extended unemployment benefits and lengthens a ban on evictions that was set to expire at the end of January. It now heads to President Trump’s desk.

After months of partisan squabbling, congressional leaders have reached agreement on a nearly $900 billion coronavirus relief package.

Hours before the federal government runs out of money, congressional leaders were still negotiating on a coronavirus relief package to attach to the annual spending bill.

Stimulus checks are popping up in mailboxes and bank accounts across the Lehigh Valley. Although some may be tempted to splurge — WLVR’s Brittany Sweeney spoke to a financial expert about smart ways to make it last.


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