“That money is essentially spoken for,” Susana Mendoza says of the $7.5 billion coming to the state from the American Rescue Plan.
House Democrats have proposed sending $1,400 checks to Americans, with the full amount going to people who earn up to $75,000.
Back in March, many people didn't spend all of their relief money right away. That may be more difficult this time around.
The deadline for filing information with the IRS to get the money is Nov. 21.
As the pandemic continues, it may fall to the Federal Reserve to find more ways to boost the economy.
They're divided on whether and how to extend emergency pandemic unemployment benefits.
A new study by the Brookings Institution found racial disparities in whose checks were delayed.
The House has passed a $3 trillion relief bill. Senate Republicans are expected to roll out their own package this week.