We have been waiting on the second stimulus check to come, and we may be one step closer to receiving it. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer are backing a new $908 billion pandemic comfort bill. The bill was introduced this week by a bipartisan group of Senate and House lawmakers.
The bipartisan proposal is almost a trillion dollars less than what Nancy and Democrats had previously called for and more than what Republican leaders were willing to agree upon, according to ABC News. The bipartisan comfort bill includes $288 billion going to small businesses, $160 billion in state and local government comfort, and $180 billion to fund a $300 per week supplemental unemployment benefit through March 2021.
The bill will also provide $16 billion for vaccine distribution, testing, and contact tracing. According to the plan, $82 billion will go toward education and the plan also provides $45 billion for transportation. It will also allocate ……
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