2nd round of direct payments to Americans - House Dems unveil
the House will vote on the gargantuan measure this Friday
the vote is expected to be highly partisan and straight down party lines
the package would provide nearly $1 trillion in relief for state, local, and tribal governments. Of that amount, $500 billion would go towards states.
which includes another round of direct payments to Americans
It will include a second round of direct payments of $1,200 per family member, and up to $6,000 per household.
It also provides for $175 billion in new funding to assist renters and homeowners with their monthly rent and mortgage payments.
The CARES Act further provided an additional $600 a week in unemployment insurance payments, but that benefit is set to expire after July unless Congress extends it. Democrats' bill would extend the additional $600 weekly payments through January.
Republicans have said countless times now that they don’t see an imminent need for another emergency relief package.