Nancy Pelosi Set On Creating Another Coronavirus Relief Package
her goal is to have it on House floor at end of month
April 7, 2020
More direct payments and increased unemployment benefits could come to Americans if Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi’s plans for another coronavirus relief package come to fruition.
In a letter addressed to house members, Pelosi said she wants to craft legislation and present it to the House floor later this month for a vote.
“Our communities cannot afford to wait, and we must move quickly,” she said.
Pelosi said the legislation will expand assistance to small businesses, including farmers, and she wants to “double down” on payment for relieving weaker communities. She also plans to provide more aid to hospitals, community health centers, health care workers and first responders.
House Democrats’ focus has majorly shifted this past week from drafting legislation centralized on infrastructure to relief and aid to American workers.
This shift in focus is likely due to the record breaking 6.6 million Americans who filed for unemployment last week.