House outlines next aid package

Democrats propose spending $3 trillion for help for state and local governments, along with another round of $1,200 stimulus checks. Republicans are ready to reject it.

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May 13, 2020 - 9:46 AM

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats on Tuesday released a $3 trillion proposal that would provide payments to state and local governments, and another round of $1,200 checks to individuals to help them weather the impact of the coronavirus, a plan that Republicans have already brushed off as too expansive and costly.

Members of the House are expected to come back to Washington on Friday to vote on the bill.

Democrats wrote the bill without negotiations with the White House or Republicans, meaning the legislation is more of a Democratic wish list and will need to be changed to pass the GOP-led Senate and signed by President Donald Trump.

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