A new bill called the Heroes Act is up for a vote by Democrats and Republicans in the next week. It provides more money to families making under $75,000 and money to help with layoffs, hazard pay, and virus testing.
Pelosi is pushing the act as usual with force. Let's just hope she's not being a snake in the grass somewhere in this 1800 page act.
According to The Daily Mail:
The Heroes Act provides nearly $1 trillion for states, cities and tribal governments to avert layoffs and another $200 billion in 'hazard pay' for essential workers, according to a 90-page summary. It will offer $1,200 direct cash aid to individuals, up to $6,000 per household. There is $75 billion more for virus testing.
A vote is expected Friday.
Majority Leader Steny Hoyer said Tuesday it appears the sweeping Democratic-led bill 'will be ready' to call lawmakers back to Washington for the vote.
'This is an unprecedented time in our history,' Hoyer said about the virus outbreak and economic shutdown. He said Congress needs to act in 'unprecedented ways.'
Pelosi said during spoken remarks on the bill Tuesday afternoon, inciting the name of the legislation, that 'We must have empathy for our heroes.'
'The healthcare workers for how exhausted and how stressed they are doing their jobs,' she continued. 'Add to that, they may lose their jobs in this economy. We must also empathize with the pain of families who do not know where their next meals are coming from and how to pay next month's rent.'
The legislation, however, is heading straight into a Senate roadblock. Senate Republicans are not planning to vote on any new relief until June, after a Memorial Day recess.
President Trump is expected to meet Tuesday with a group of Senate Republicans to go through the act Pelosi has unveiled to search every nook and cranny for something hidden for her own interests.
McConnell states: 'If we decide to go forward, we´ll go forward together.' His number one priority is to ensure any new package includes liability to protect health care providers and reopening businesses.
According to a senior Republican unauthorized discussion and planning grants anonymity and that Senate Republicans will not be expected to act any further aid till after Memorial Day recess.