The House Problem Solver’s Caucus, which is a bi-partisan group, is expected to introduce a bill which carries a $2 trillion price tag. It would include a second stimulus check, but it is not expected to get very far.
The White House has indicated that they might be willing to spend as much as $1.5 Trillion on a new package, while democrats have come down to $2.2 trillion. This is progress from the previous $1 trillion and $3 Trillion bills previously touted.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Tuesday the House will remain in session until lawmakers deliver another round of COVID-19 relief, a move that came as Democrats from swing districts signaled discontent with a standoff that could force them to face voters without delivering more aid.
“We are committed to staying here until we have an agreement, an agreement that meets the needs of the American people,” Pelosi said on CNBC.
Unemployment benefits form the federal level would also be included in any package negotiated.