U.S. House Democrats Charging Ahead With Another Stimulus Package Despite the Recess
U.S. House Democratic leadership have made it a priority to quickly put together another COVID-19 stimulus bill that will likely exceed $1 trillion and provide significant funding to state and local governments.
The quick speed at which they are coming up with a bill is designed to give House Democrats leverage during eventual negotiations with the Republican-led Senate.
While House Democrats are moving ahead in writing a bill that would provide funding to state and local governments, many Republicans are not anxious to increase government spending again.
In fact, President Trump is looking to provide economic relief by making changes to the tax code, which will likely lead to a partisan battle with the House plan.
In a tweet earlier this week, President Trump said, “The elimination of Sanctuary Cities, Payroll Taxes, and perhaps Capital Gains Taxes, must be put on the table. Also, lawsuit indemnification & business deductions for restaurants & [entertainment].”
Although the Senate has returned to DC, the House has not been in session for weeks and House Majority Leader Steni Hoyer (D-MD) has said there is currently no return date set, although the House will likely return whenever a deal is reached on the next stimulus bill.