House Democrats Unveil $3 Trillion COVID-19 Relief Package
The House is currently expected to pass the legislation on Friday
On Tuesday, House Democrats unveiled their latest round of coronavirus (COVID-19) relief legislation as they seek to put pressure on Republicans to start negotiations for additional measures to contain the pandemic’s impact on U.S. workers.
The House is currently expected to pass the legislation on Friday along party lines. The lack of GOP support will put the onus on Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and her leadership team to stave off potential reservations from progressives who have called for more expansive proposals to help struggling workers.
The 1,815-page, roughly $3 trillion legislation is a grab bag of top Democratic priorities ranging from funding for food assistance, state and local governments, contingency plans for vote by mail in the November elections, another round of direct stimulus payments to individuals and hazard pay for essential workers on the front lines of the pandemic.
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