Congressman Comer talks stimulus checks, COVID-19 response

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U.S. Congressman James Comer held a telephonic town hall Thursday afternoon where he discussed COVID-19 and the stimulus bill that he intends to vote in favor of when it comes to the House of Representatives.

Congressman Comer says an agreement has been reached in the Senate on a $2 trillion stimulus bill and the House is expected to take it up Friday morning—individuals making less than $75,000 annually will receive $1,200 per person or $2,400 to married couples making less than $150,000. Families will receive $500 for each child under the age of 17. People making over those amounts will see lower benefits.

Comer says eligibility will be based off your 2019 or 2018 tax data and those individuals who receive social security benefits will be eligible.

He says the checks will start going out in the next four to six weeks if it passes the House—which he believes it will—and it will be either direct deposited or sent through the mail.

He says this money is not taxable.

Comer encouraged everyone to maintain good hand washing practices and to uphold social distancing guidelines, saying the sooner everyone can work together and get through this then the sooner things can return to normal.