COVID-19 United States World

House Democrats Pushes for $2.2 trillion stimulus plan

House Democrats pushed through a $2.2 trillion stimulus plan for aid to American families, schools, businesses, airline workers without Republican support. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had taken a $1.6 trillion package to House Leader Pelosi’s Capitol Hill suite.

The pandemic relief measure passed the House on a 214-207 vote.

Nancy Pelosi is still opening the door to negotiate this bill with the Republican party and make it a bipartisan bill. She is hoping that this bill gets through before the election.

Ms.Pelosi told reporters that she did not expect a resolution on a stimulus package to emerge Thursday, but she said she was reviewing documents sent by the Treasury Department and that “we’re going back and forth with our paper and conversation.”

More than 30,000 airline workers are facing furlough today and are waiting on some good news from the Hill but as this bill is in stalemate, the airline workers continue to fear for tomorrow.

Coree ILBO/ copyright (c) 2013-2020, All rights reserved.

This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part with out the express written permission.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Confirm that you are not a bot - select a man with raised hand: