Transcript for Democrats expected to pass COVID-19 relief package by end of week
House Democrats are expected to pass president Biden's pandemic relief plan by the end of the week but with such a narrow majority there's little room for disagreement even among Democrats. National correspondent Rachel Scott joins me now for more on this. Rachel good morning one of the big points of contention is this fifteen dollar. Minimum wage now senator Bernie Sanders has said it was advocating port has and that he's confident they can get it through when you look at the full picture what do you think lists and that. Getting cut and what are some of the other potential sticking points. Sure we'll all not all Democrats are on board with this guy and you have senator mansion and cinema these are too moderate Democrats bearish in the senate and they have said that they are not for pushing each is fifteen dollar minimum wage in this whole bit of relief package in here is why does not ours in the house Democrats have majority age this is gonna be smooth sailing are expected to pass this bill by the end of the week but of course you need both chambers in order to get a bill approves two minutes gonna go over to the Spanish and that have a 5050. Split. If the Democrats fifty Republicans Democrats can not afford to lose any senators there actions are huddled behind the scenes and figure this out and not to figure out how to get these two democratic senators who are now on the fence saying that the oppose that fifteen dollar minimum wage hike that's included in this bill. On board ordered is gonna have to take it out but senator Bernie Sanders as you said telling us that he is confident that it's gonna stay in this. Bill Diane. If the bill is passed this week. When by the house when you think we did see a vote in the senate and ultimately when can Americans expect to see and get those rebate checks. Yes so let's lay this out here by the end of the week house is expected to pass this bill -- even by the weekend that means that the senate could take this up as early as next week that it would had to president Joseph Biden's task force Signet church and we know that the Treasury Department is gonna wanna get those 14100 dollar stimulus checks out and out fast lawmakers here also up against a deadline on March 14 unemployment benefits for millions of Americans are set to expire so they want to get this done and passed by inventing wanna get over to president Joseph Biden's death so we could see things start to move very quickly here at what we know from the least the last two stimulus packages that got through which people that have direct deposit -- but the IRS to get their checks soon church and then those paper checks tends to take a little bit longer to get out but we get this moved very quickly some progress made didn't in the next week by the end of February I am Karen re just got in Washington thanks Rachel.
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