Congressional leaders eye new round of stimulus checks in next COVID relief deal 1

U.S. Congressional leaders were working Wednesday to get a new round of stimulus checks into the $900 billion COVID economic relief package and hope to have a deal in place for Americans by the end of the week, according to reports.

The payments, however, were not expected to be as big as the $1,200 relief checks sent out in the spring as part of the $2 trillion CARES Act.

On Tuesday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi held what was described as hours of productive meetings with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.