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Pelosi says child tax credit payments are stimulus checks

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Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi put an end to any further stimulus checks, saying the child tax credits are stimulus checks in themselves.

Just The News reporter Nicholas Ballasy stopped the speaker Tuesday while she visited the COVID-19 memorial on the National Mall. A white flag for every death is displayed on the lawn. Then, Ballasy asked Pelosi if a fourth check is on the horizon of the Democrats’ $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation bill.

“We have a stimulus check that will out on the 15th,” Pelosi responded. “The child tax credit will go out on the 15th of October. We just had the September check.”

Meanwhile, nearly three million people have signed a Change.org petition demanding Congress for more aid. The woman behind the petition is a Colorado restaurant owner who claims she’s lost all income from the restaurant.

“Our country is still deeply struggling. The recovery hasn’t reached many Americans – the true unemployment rate for low-wage workers is estimated at over 20% and many people face large debts from last year for things like utilities, rent and child care,” the petition reads. “These are all reasons that checks need to be targeted to people who are still struggling and that Congress needs to learn from this past year. It took nine months for Congress to send a second stimulus check, and just moments to spend it. Moving forward Congress needs to make recurring checks automatic if certain triggers are met.”

Recipients of the child tax credit get $300 per child under age 6 and $250 per child between the ages of 6 and 17 every month.

You can follow Jenny Goldsberry on Twitter @jennyjournalism.

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BREAKING: House fails to pass stopgap funding bill to avoid government shutdown

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The House of Representatives failed to pass a continuing resolution negotiated between conservative and moderate House Republicans in an effort to avoid a government shutdown.

The Spending Reduction and Border Security Act was introduced by Republican Rep. Byron Donalds of Florida on Sept. 18, following negotiations between the conservative House Freedom Caucus and centrist Main Street Caucus, as a compromise between divided factions of the House Republican Conference to achieve unanimity while avoiding a government shutdown. The bill failed the House by a vote of 198 yeas to 232 nays, with all Democrats voting against the bill.

The bill would fund the government until Oct. 31 and cut public spending by 8.1285%, according to the bill’s text. This would yield $1.59 trillion for one month until the House and Senate pass 12 appropriations bills to provide permanent funding for the 2024 fiscal year.

The Biden administration issued a statement on Friday staunchly opposing the bill, claiming that its cuts to public spending were too severe. It indicated that President Joe Biden will veto the bill if it is presented to him, which means it is unlikely to be passed by the Democratic-led Senate, either.

The Senate has been working on its own bipartisan continuing resolution to fund the government, which includes funding for Ukraine. House Republicans have criticized the bill, with Donalds saying that it is “dead on arrival” in the House.

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