White House ‘studying’ another stimulus round

White House officials said they are looking into another round of direct payment to households as part of a new COVID-19 aid packages. Democrats said direct payments to citizens remains a top priority.

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April 29, 2020 - 9:53 AM

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has been pushing for passage of a $2.2 trillion stimulus package that includes additional unemployment benefits as well as a second stimulus check of $1,200. Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images / TNS

WASHINGTON — Momentum appears to be building for another round of direct payments to households, as lawmakers and the Trump administration start discussions on a new COVID-19 aid package.

“That’s something that we’re studying very carefully, and I know that people in the House are as well,” White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Tuesday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., and other top Democrats have for weeks had more direct financial assistance on their list of priorities for the next aid bill.

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