The COVID rescue bill passed the U.S. House early on Saturday. Schumer says his chamber will take up the legislation this week.
In a Senate floor speech on Monday, he said the stimulus checks will help “millions of Americans struggling — struggling — with the cost of rent, groceries, medicine, and utilities.”
That was largely the case with the two earlier rounds of payments. The first $1,200 checks distributed last spring were mostly spent on household expenses like food and rent, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has said.