Second Stimulus Check: Democrats Prepare New Coronavirus Relief Bill, Aims To Restart Negotiations | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

Second Stimulus Check: Democrats Prepare New Coronavirus Relief Bill, Aims To Restart Negotiations

House Democrats are crafting a smaller $2.4 trillion coronavirus relief package, which will include a second stimulus check, in hopes this will goad Republicans into reopening negotiations stalled since May.

The Democrats' new bill will include enhanced unemployment insurance, direct payments to Americans (stimulus checks), funding for the popular Paycheck Protection Program small-business loan program and aid to airlines.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-CA, has directed Democratic committee chairs to draft the new scaled-back legislation intended to serve as a basis for new talks with the White House. The House might vote on the new bill as early as next week, according to Politico. Pelosi and House Democratic leaders met Thursday to decide on their course of action.

"We are still striving for an agreement," Pelosi told House leaders, according to Politico. “If necessary, we can formalize the request by voting on it on the House floor.”

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