(AmericanProsperity.com) – Over the past few months, Congress struggled to agree on a stimulus bill that would bring relief to Americans. Democrats demanded a $2.2-trillion relief package, while Republicans proposed a skinny, $300-billion deal. But, a bipartisan group just proposed a solution that may be an agreeable middle ground for both sides.
On Tuesday, September 15, the Problem Solvers Caucus proposed their $1.52-trillion March to Common Ground bill:
HAPPENING NOW: Watch the Problem Solvers Caucus unveil our bipartisan "March to Common Ground" COVID-19 stimulus framework in front of the U.S. Capitol Building. https://t.co/PZfbVX74aw
— Rep. Anthony Gonzalez (@RepAGonzalez) September 15, 2020
The group is led by House Representatives Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY). Together, they brought 50 lawmakers together to write this bill. It provides:
- $1,200 stimulus checks for certain Americans
- Renewed federal supplemental unemployment insurance
- $100 billion for COVID-19 testing and medical needs
- $25 billion in rent and mortgage assistance
- Additional money for schools, USPS, and small businesses
- $500 billion for cash-strapped state and local governments
The package could cost up to $2 trillion or as low as $200 billion depending on the health of the US economy.
This bill rekindles hope for lawmakers working together and compromising for the sake of our nation. Only time will tell if both sides will agree to this new proposal.
~Here’s to Your Prosperity!
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