CHICO, Calif. - The COVID-19 Relief Bill could soon hand out more financial relief to Americans.
Instead of the $600 already agreed upon, the Senate will soon vote on increasing those relief checks to $2,000.
"$2,000 is more helpful, I think that people need that, they need the help," said Roxsana Perez and Joy Kurutz.
"The $2,000 of course, the more the better because a lot of people are in need especially right now," said Kidest Nardi when asked which she prefers, the original $600 amount or the proposed $2,000.
The House of Representatives voted Monday to more than triple the amount of aid to Americans, from $600 to $2,000 if you make less than $75,000 a year.
"I definitely think $600 is not enough, it's not enough, I mean that shouldn't have even come into play," said Kurutz.
"We're gonna need to supplement some of these people," said Gabriel Desalegne. "$600 is probably not going to be enough for most families' rents and things like that so, definitely $2,000 would be a much bigger help."
While others still think people have been hit harder during this pandemic, and since this is the first relief since April, the $2,000 just won't cut it.
"It's not one size fits all," said Kurutz. "It's gonna take more than that. that would be for a month, you know if you look at it what people are accustomed to monthly that they've been without for so many months. It's not going to put a debt, it's just gonna keep them basically surviving," said Perez.
No matter what happens, whether the increase passes the Senate or not, Americans can still expect at least $600 since the bill was signed by the President, Sunday.
Americans can expect to start seeing $600 in their bank accounts immediately as the federal government's second round of stimulus payments is being sent out, according to the Treasury Department and the Internal Revenue Service.
The Coronavirus Relief Bill also extends benefits for the unemployed, adding $300 over the next 11 weeks.