LAST UPDATED 12/3/2020
(AbsoluteNews.com) – For more than five months, the American people have been waiting for another stimulus package. With the last of the CARES Act benefits and protections set to expire on December 31, the need for a new bill is even more important. Recently it looked as though there might be movement.
On December 1, a bipartisan group of senators unveiled a new stimulus package. The bill would provide $908 billion in aid. Workers would be able to receive $300 in enhanced unemployment benefits for 18 weeks, retroactive to December 1. There’s also money for state and local governments, vaccine development, the Paycheck Protection Program, and other important entities.
Our bipartisan, bicameral #COVID19 emergency relief framework is not a $1.8 trillion stimulus bill—it's a relief measure half that amount. Americans are in urgent need of additional COVID-19 relief and Congress must deliver. I urge my colleagues to come together on a deal. pic.twitter.com/RHtFnkpUNk
— Senator Mitt Romney (@SenatorRomney) December 1, 2020
It’s unclear whether Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will stand in the way of this bill, too. Democrats have taken a lot of heat for her refusal to pass any legislation. Will she cave to pressure or continue to stand in the way of aid for the American people?
UPDATE 12/3/20 (6:30PM EST):
In a Wednesday statement, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) and Chuck Schumer announced that they support the $908 billion relief package.
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