Negotiations on a new coronavirus aid stimulus package are still underway as Americans wait to receive their second round of stimulus checks. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, President Donald Trump, and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell have their own ideas of when the next stimulus package with direct payments to Americans will pass.
US Lawmakers Push to Pass a New Stimulus Package Soon
U.S. lawmakers have continually been discussing the next stimulus package to help Americans cope with the coronavirus pandemic-led economic crisis. Americans have been waiting for the second round of $1,200 stimulus checks after the first round was approved as part of the CARES Act.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has proposed the $2.2 trillion revised HEROES Act while the White House has made a $1.8 trillion counteroffer. Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Stephen Mnuchin have been talking almost every day on the terms of the next coronavirus relief stimulus package. While both agree on providing second stimulus checks to Americans, there are still several outstanding items they cannot agree on.
Many Americans are suffering without knowing when they can expect the next stimulus checks. President Donald Trump has made some bold promises as he tries to push for the next coronavirus relief stimulus package to pass quickly. He told reporters Friday:
We will have a tremendous stimulus package immediately after the election.
Pelosi believes that it will take longer than immediately after the election to pass a stimulus bill. The winner of the Nov. 3 presidential election will be inaugurated on Jan. 20, 2021. Expecting Joe Biden to win, she said in an interview with MSNBC Friday:
Certainly, we’ll have something at the start of the new presidency, but we don’t want to have to wait that long, because people have needs.
On Thursday, Pelosi took her stimulus package negotiations with Mnuchin public in what the treasury secretary called “a political stunt.” The…