Top lawmakers and President-elect Joe Biden have repeatedly acknowledged since November that a December 2020 bill will not be enough to get the country through the spring, triggering a larger stimulus package for 2021.
“At this point, the entire Congress should come together and pass on a robust package for lighting to meet these urgent needs. But every package passed in a lame-duck session is lucky to be at its best. but a start, ”Biden said Tuesday as he chooses his future economic team.
“My transition team is already working on what I will bring forward in the next congress to address the many crises we are facing, particularly our economic and COVID crises,” he said. Biden is expected to put pressure on hisafter the but without Congressional support there is .
However, Biden seems to remain confident that he can bow the ear to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Seats in the Georgia Senate.
“I think there are trade-offs, that not all trade-offs walk out of principle,” Biden told The New York Times in an interview on December 2. “He knows me. I know him. I’m not asking him to embarrass himself to make a deal.”
No new check in 2020 invoice? Support for another direct payment will remain
Tuesday brought three new ones, two we know about it and one we don’t know. The first was a $ 908 billion framework presented by a bipartisan group of senators that included funding for , small business payroll, and more – but no check.
McConnell has already said he will not put the bipartisan proposal to a vote, instead submitting a bill worth about $ 500 billion with funding for businesses and schools; again, without a check. The third proposal, from Democrats led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, is the one we know the least about, aside from the fact that it exists.
It is likely that cutting onethis time is seen as a way to keep costs low in the short term and increase the likelihood of some degree of aid being provided.
Leading up to this point, bipartisan support forhas been strong, with Republicans, Democrats and Biden all calling for more money to go to families and individuals.
“We need to continue to fund the vaccine, deliver the vaccine,” Roy Blunt, a Missouri Republican, told CNN on Sunday. “It would be helpful to send money to struggling families and increase unemployment somewhat.”
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