House passes budget resolution, paving way for Covid relief – US politics live | US news

The most recent round of stimulus checks were cut off for people making more than $99,000 a year, or couples that made above $198,000. [Biden] recommended the same threshold in his $1.9 trillion Covid-19 relief package. …

Manchin wants no checks for individuals making more than $75,000 per year, or couples making $150,000, his office said. He wants the amount to start phasing down at $50,000 per person, or $100,000 per couple. …

But some top Democrats don’t want to lower the eligibility level for checks.

Senate Finance Chairman Ron Wyden, D-Ore., who will be a key figure in crafting the reconciliation legislation, told NBC News he’s “not for changing the threshold” because that would exclude many Americans who are expecting relief.

‘The people who got two checks already are expecting a third on the basis of the pledges and what was said through the campaign,’ he said Thursday. ‘They have bills piling up, and they have difficulty paying their car insurance.’