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House Democrats Unveil Pared-Down $2.2 Trillion Coronavirus Relief Bill

HeadlineSep 30, 2020

On Capitol Hill, House Democrats have introduced a slimmed-down coronavirus stimulus bill in a last-ditch effort to get Senate Republicans to agree to another round of relief ahead of the November election. The $2.2 trillion aid package would restore $600-a-week enhanced unemployment benefits and send another round of $1,200 stimulus checks to most U.S. taxpayers. It would also provide funding for small business loans, housing subsidies, election protection, aid to school districts and the U.S. Postal Service, and money for coronavirus testing and tracing. Senate Republican Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has repeatedly refused to take up the $3.4 trillion HEROES Act passed by House Democrats more than four months ago.

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