Pelosi and Mnuchin have spoken several times in recent days, including Monday night, and plan to resume on Tuesday. And while most people on Capitol Hill are deeply skeptical of a deal, Pelosi and Mnuchin have concerted interests: He faces growing pressure from vulnerable House Democrats, especially a freshman, to make a deal immediately until President Donald Trump wants legislative implementation in the last weeks of the intensive campaign.
That price for the bill is still too high for Republicans in the White House and Senate, who tried to draw up a $ 500 billion plan this month that was blocked by Democrats for fear it hadn̵
According to a summary of the Democratic Party’s new plan, released Monday night, the measure includes several of the pillars of the Heroes Act, which the chamber passed in May – but with a shorter deadline – in a bid to cut overall spending.
The abbreviated legislation will include another round of $ 1,200 incentive payments for certain individuals below the income threshold, more money for the Small Business Wage Protection Program, more assistance to the U.S. Postal Service, $ 75 billion for coronavirus testing and tracking. contacts as well as a good refund of the extra $ 600 a week unemployment benefit that expired in July. After pushing through a plan for approximately $ 1 trillion in state and local aid in the latest proposal, an idea strongly rejected by the White House, Pelosi and Democrats are now proposing $ 436 billion for state, local and tribal governments in one year.
“This $ 2.2 trillion Heroes Act provides the much-needed resources to protect the lives, livelihoods and lives of our democracy in the coming months,” Pelosi said in a statement announcing the legislation. “Includes new funding needed to prevent disasters for schools, small businesses, restaurants, showrooms, airlines and more.”
Munchin and Pelosi spoke Monday night as part of talks to find a deal before lawmakers leave Washington next month to run for re-election, although Pelosi said she was ready to return lawmakers if they make a deal. If the new package reaches the House floor this week, it is a clear sign that her talks with Mnuchin have failed and she is instead moving to give the House’s vulnerable Democrats a chance to vote for another aid package before go home for the home section of the campaign.
“If it’s a messaging exercise, it’s useless,” Dean Phillips, a first-grader Democrat from Minnesota who helped draft the problem-solving bill, told CNN about the talk of introducing a large-scale democracy bill.