What’s in the latest congressional pandemic relief package – and what’s not
Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged colleagues to support bill to help country fight coronavirus
US House of Representatives Leaders Set to Adopt $ 2.2 Trillion Crisis Package Friday or Saturday at the latest, in a bid to help the nation as soon as possible amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a telephone conversation with fellow Democrats on Thursday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi urged Congressmen not to delay the adoption of the unprecedented economic aid package that was passed unanimously by the Senate on Wednesday night..
As Rep. Madeleine Dean, a member of the House of Representatives, said, the essence of the two-hour conversation boiled down to the following: “Let’s do it tomorrow, if possible. If not, then no later than Saturday “.
Dean said she will return to Washington from her Pennsylvania county to take part in the debate, which is due to begin Friday morning..
“It was obvious from the conversation that we all know what to do.. We need to help the American people immediately, ”she said..
Senate Bill, the largest economic aid package in US history, provides for direct cash payments to Americans in need, starting within three weeks if the initiative is supported by the House of Representatives and signed by President Donald Trump.
“The House of Representatives should pass this bill, preferably without delay. I think he has tremendous support, “Trump said during his daily coronavirus briefing..
The package also provides $ 500 billion in aid to the hardest hit industries and a comparable amount to disburse up to $ 3,000 to millions of families..
It is also proposed to allocate $ 350 billion in loans to small businesses, $ 250 billion to expand unemployment benefits, and at least $ 100 billion to help medical facilities..
Pelosi, speaking at a weekly press conference, said she expects broad support from both parties.
Earlier this month, two more initiatives were launched to help the country over the coronavirus. It’s about half the federal government’s annual spending ($ 4.7 trillion).
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