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$600 stimulus payments will go out to millions of Americans, and began as earlier as last night, according to tweets from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. On Tuesday he said that payments “may begin to arrive in some accounts by direct deposit as early as tonight.”

He added that the process of mailing out paper checks would start today for individuals without government-registered bank accounts.

There was a separate bill passed by the House of Representatives to increase the amount of the stimulus checks to $2000, but that was blocked yesterday in the Senate. According to USA Today, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell blocked Democrats’ initial attempt to approve increased payments. McConnell introduced an alternative version of the bill, but as USA Today  reports, it “includes demands by the president – on contentious issues that Democrats are not likely to support and thus would kill any chances of increasing aid payments.”

Marc Charles has worked in Radio and Media since 2005. Marc has been active in media in Detroit, Ohio, Canada, and Florida. When he's not blogging for Money Talk Radio, he covers UFC and Boxing at big events, and with his weekly radio show The Octagram. Follow Marc on social media @MarcCharlesMMA & @TheOctagramMMA.