March’s massivecontinues to . The payments that are part of the $1.9 trillion American Rescue Plan start with one-time and run through seven and monthly $300 checks to fill in for . President Joe Biden is drafting two more stimulus proposals for 2021 that would send more money directly to people, work to slash poverty and help steady the economy as the US come out the pandemic.
The first of the packages — which Biden is calling the American Jobs Plan — if approved would put more than $2 trillion into the US economy and create jobs through focusing on critical pieces of US infrastructure. The second, called the American Families Plan, according to the Washington Post, could set aside $1 trillion for individuals and families.
Right now, the plans are just that, but we’ll be following its development. We’ll share every benefit we know so far. Plus, here’s what to expect from the enhanced, what is happening with , how to and how March’s stimulus bill can help you .
When would Biden’s American Families Plan bill arrive?
The American Families Plan is still months off from approval. First, Biden and Congress are crafting the American Jobs Plan, a $2 trillion plan to build and upgrade roads and transportation hubs, improve the power grid, fund, expand affordable housing and bring to more rural areas.
As far as we know, the American Jobs Plan wouldn’t include aor other obvious savings. It’s the bill after that — the American Families Plan — that could come closer. Keep reading for ways Biden and Congress plans to directly help you with the third stimulus bill, plus other proposals on the table.
How Biden’s American Families Plan bill could benefit you
After the Biden administration completes its infrastructure and jobs plan, it would move on to seek $1 trillion spending and $500 billion in new tax credits, according to the Washington Post, for the third stimulus package. Here are some of the main areas the American Families Plan could cover:
Extend the expanded child tax credit through 2025: The temporary expansion of thein March’s stimulus bill is expected to reduce child poverty by 45%, according to Columbia University’s Center on Poverty and Social Policy, and lift nearly 5 million children out of poverty entirely. The short-term expansion of the program is set to expire this year however, unless Congress renews the program. Biden’s plan would extend the expanded child credit to 2025, the Post reports.
Two years of tuition-free community college: As a presidential candidate, Biden said he would work to make the first two years of college free. Biden’s plan would cover the first two years of community college, including for adults and new high school graduates. Training programs outside of community colleges would also qualify. Students would still be responsible for some expenses, like textbooks.
Free prekindergarten instruction: For another campaign pledge, the American Families Plan is expected to propose free pre-K education for 3- and 4-year-olds.
More affordable child care: Biden during his campaign said he would work to make child care more affordable for working families through tax credits and subsidies for child-care costs. His new plan is expected to embrace that campaign plan for child care.
Paid family and medical leave: Biden is expected to propose broader support for 12 weeks of paid family and medical leave.
How else could Washington send money to you?
Details of the second and third pieces of Biden’s stimulus plans are still being worked out, but other proposals are already under discussion that could either let you hold on to more of your money or send you new payments.
Student loan forgiveness of $10,000 or $50,000: With student loan debt reaching $1.7 trillion at the end of 2020 — for an average loan amount of $30,000 — student debt is higher than auto loans and credit cards, according to nonpartisan think tank Brookings Institution. Biden has proposedper student and has directed Education Secretary Miguel Cardona to explore if he has the authority to .
Send a fourth stimulus check — or checks: The IRS is still making one-time payments for the third stimulus check as well as circling back for those who it eitheror . But before Biden even signed the American Rescue Plan bill in March, members of Congress were calling on Biden to include a in the next big bill.
Minimum wage hike to $11 or $15 an hour: The first effort by Biden and members of Congress to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour ran aground in March when thea wage increase. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said Congress would continue work for the wage boost. “We are not going to give up the fight to raise the minimum wage to $15 to help millions of struggling American workers and their families,” he said in a statement.
For more ways you can save money, here’sto help you save money on health care and insurance. Plus, here’s what to do if and how much money you could expect from the .