$2.2 trillion HEROES Act would provide second stimulus check
The House Democrats’ coronavirus pandemic. Chief among them: $1,200 per adult stimulus checks targeted to middle- and low-income families.would restore some popular programs that were devised to help families weather the
Democratic lawmakers introduced the measure ahead of negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin. In a statement, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the bill reflects a package that’s $1.2 trillion less than the Democrats’ original HEROES Act in May, which failed to advance amid opposition from Republicans. The new bill is called the updated HEROES Act, which stands for Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act.
The new bill would also restore $600 in extra weekly jobless benefits, which until expiring in July provided a lifeline to tens of millions of adults who lost their jobs when the pandemic crippled the economy in March.
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[Source: CBS News]