- President Joe Biden says he won’t back down from sending $1,400 direct checks.
- A minimum wage hike could be off the table in the next relief bill.
- As Democrats press to pass more aid quickly, a final deal could come together in March, according to one analyst.
Meanwhile, another initiative, raising the $15 per hour federal minimum wage, seems to be off the table for now. And enhanced unemployment is facing a March expiration date.The House of Representatives wants to pass the coronavirus relief bill in the next two weeks, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has said. The Senate last week approved a budget resolution that would fast-track the additional Covid relief with a 51-50 vote (with the Vice President being the tie-breaker.)