This week, both the Senate and House of Representatives are back in Washington, and each political party says it wants to passbefore of . But the same issues that kept Democratic and Republican lawmakers from reaching a deal initially remain, namely the size of the package, and whether or not it includes a for .
On one side is Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, who is advocating for a smaller, more focused $500 million bill that does not include a second stimulus check. On the other side is House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who wants the $2.2 trillionthat includes a second check of as well as additional resources such as enhanced unemployment benefits for tens of millions of Americans.
The White House appears to have backed away from its $1.9 trillion pre-election proposal. On Saturday, President Donald Trump broke his silence on the stimulus bill, and tweeted that a bill should pass that is both “big” and “focused” — demonstrating the conflict between both sides. While Read more>>that does include a second stimulus check, he can’t act on it until after he’s inaugurated…