ABC57 interviews political expert on battle brewing on Capitol Hill

NOW: ABC57 interviews political expert on battle brewing on Capitol Hill

ST. JOSEPH COUNTY, Ind. -- Indiana University South Bend Professor of Political Science Dr. Elizabeth Bennion joins ABC57 to discuss the battle brewing over on Capitol Hill.

ABC57’s Brian Conybeare asks Dr. Bennion’s expert opinion and advice on different topics dealing with increasing the stimulus check.

Among those topics, Conybeare asks who gets the checks and how much will they be as it stands right now; if President Trump had signed sooner, would it have helped the unemployed maintain their benefits; if Dr. Bennion thinks the checks will increase to $2,000; and whether or not she is surprised that President Trump suddenly reversed course and signed the stimulus bill as written?

Conybeare asks Dr. Bennion who would receive the stimulus check in a scenario of a family of four with two children under the age of 17.

“The important thing for people to realize is it is not just $600 per family, it is $600 per individual and that would include both adults in your household if you’re a married couple filing jointly, but also dependents,” said Dr. Bennion. “Any dependents that you have under that age of 17 would get $600 each, so if you’re a family of four, you’re looking at $2,400 minimum, assuming that doesn’t increase.”

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