It's been months since the first round of stimulus checks were issued, with millions of Americans falling into unemployment and many small businesses struggling to stay afloat. Here's the current status of the bill, and how we got here.
President Trump was expected to sign the more than $2 trillion bill that was negotiated on his behalf by Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. But Trump threatened a veto, demanding that the direct payments be bumped up to $2,000 per person.
"I will sign the Omnibus and Covid package with a strong message that makes clear to Congress that wasteful items need to be removed," Trump said in a statement.
December 29: McConnell Delays the Vote for $2,000 Checks
It's unclear what McConnell's next move will be, but linking Trump's three demands may sink the stimulus checks as Democrats have been critical of Republicans' false claims of widespread voter fraud in the election.