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Coronavirus Relief Will Include $1,200 Checks and Extension of Eviction Moratorium, says Kudlow

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The next round of coronavirus relief will include $1,200 stimulus payments, and the Trump administration will lengthen the federal eviction moratorium, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday.

Posted: Jul 27, 2020 4:13 PM

NBC News- The next round of coronavirus relief will include $1,200 stimulus payments, and the Trump administration will lengthen the federal eviction moratorium, White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said on Sunday.
“There’s a $1,200 check coming, that’s going to be part of the new package,” Kudlow said in an interview on CNN’s “State of the Union.”

Republicans have finalized the next relief bill, worth about $1 trillion, and will introduce it Monday. The legislation is set to provide temporary and reduced extension of unemployment benefits, another round of stimulus checks, liability protection for businesses and funding to help schools restart. It will also include $16 billion in new funds for testing and tax incentives to encourage companies to rehire employees.
“The check is there, the reemployment bonus is there. The retention bonus is there,” Kudlow said of the next relief legislation. “There will be breaks, tax credits for small businesses and restaurants.”
“It’s a very well rounded package,” Kudlow added. “It’s a very well targeted package.”
Kudlow also said the administration plans to lengthen the federal eviction moratorium, which has protected millions of renters in the last four months from getting evicted.

Cities across the U.S. have been bracing for a surge of evictions when the moratorium expired on Friday. The moratorium covered renters in building with mortgages backed by the government. Lawmakers and housing advocates have called for a nationwide eviction ban along with rent cancellations and other forms of housing relief.

The $600 weekly supplement to state unemployment checks that was imposed in March ended over the weekend. Democrats want to extend the aid while Republicans are set to reduce the subsidy, arguing that extended aid is a disincentive for unemployed Americans to find work.
Kudlow said the administration’s plan to cap unemployment benefits on approximately 70 percent wage replacement is “quite generous by any standard.” Last week, Republicans were considering extending the insurance benefit at a reduced level of $400 per month, or $100 a week, through the rest of the year.
As negotiations continue, it’s not yet clear when the potentially reduced unemployment supplement would go into effect. The U.S. unemployment rate has surged to above 10 percent because of the pandemic, with nearly 32 million Americans now receiving unemployment benefits, according to the Labor Department.
Even as cases surge across the South and West, Kudlow remained optimistic about a U.S. economic recovery: “The odds favor a big increase in job creation and a big reduction in unemployment,” he said.

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