Fresh off former President Donald Trump’s second impeachment trial, House Democrats will now look to create a single COVID-19 relief bill that will look to get stimulus checks into the hands of many Americans.

What’s going on?

Per CNN, the House Budget Committee will create a final bill this week based off measures approved by nine other committees in Congress. Most of the measures align with President Joe Biden’s desires for the plan.

  • The House could pass legislation as soon as next week, according to CNN.
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However, the Senate will need to approve the bill as well, per CNN. The Democrats would need all of their party members to approve the plan for it to reach a 50-50 split, which Vice President Kamala Harris would decide through a tiebreaking vote.

Two Democrats — Sens. Kyrsten Sinema, of Arizona, and Joe Manchin, of West Virginia — have opposed elements of the plan, including raising the minimum wage to $15 per hour, according to Fox News.

So what does this mean for stimulus checks?

Currently, the House bill calls for direct payments of $1,400 per person and $5,600 for every family of four, which I wrote about for the Deseret News.

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  • Those earning less than $75,000 would receive the full amount, according to the current plan. Married couples earning under $150,000 would also see the full amount, as I explained for the Deseret News.
  • People who earn more than $100,000 and families earning more than $200,000 would not receive a stimulus check under the current plan, per CNN.