Nancy Pelosi unveiled a new $3 trillion aid package with massive new spending for city, state and tribal governments impacted by the coronavirus shutdowns.
The new round of stimulus aid called the Heroes Act will include up to $6,000 cash direct to families and $200 billion in “hazard pay” for essential front line workers like medics, police and firefighters.
The package will offer another round of $1,200 checks to individuals who qualify. But 20 million Americans say they still have not received their checks from the IRS since checks went out in April.
The House Speaker announced the new spending bill on Tuesday after meeting with House Democrats. “We must put more money in the pockets of the American people,” she said Tuesday afternoon.
Majority Leader Steyn Hoyer said Congress needs to act to approve the new aid package. “This is an unprecedented time in our history,” he said.
The House is expected to vote on the new stimulus package on Friday.
But Senate Republicans are not planning to vote on any new stimulus bills until June, after a Memorial Day recess.