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Jan 7, 2021

What a Democratic Senate means for economic policy

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Plus, yesterday’s violence at the Capitol caused chaos for our democracy but also for people living, working and running businesses in Washington, D.C. And, delays on stimulus payments mean some won't get the money until they file their taxes for 2020.

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How the Capitol insurrection affects those who live and work in Washington

Wednesday's violence caused chaos for our democracy, but also for people living, working and running businesses.
Pro-Trump protesters gather in front of the U.S. Capitol Building on January 6, 2021 in Washington.
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A Democratic Senate could mean big economic policy changes

Jan 7, 2021
A unified Democratic government might approve more stimulus, aid to states and tax hikes to fund health, education and green energy.
Jon Ossoff, left, and Raphael Warnock campaign with President-elect Joe Biden in Atlanta. With the victories of Ossoff and Warnock, Democrats will control the Senate.
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Some delayed stimulus payments may not arrive until you file 2020 taxes

Jan 7, 2021
If the IRS has out-of-date information for your bank account, you may have to claim the stimulus as a credit on your 2020 taxes.
There’s a glitch in the direct payments system: For some taxpayers, the IRS has out-of-date bank account information.
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The team

Nicole Childers Executive Producer
Victoria Craig Producer, BBC
Stephen Ryan Producer, BBC
Jonathan Frewin Producer, BBC
Daniel Shin Producer
Jay Siebold Engineer
Brian Allison Engineer
Alex Schroeder Digital producer
Meredith Garretson Producer
Erika Soderstrom Producer/Director