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Tue May 12, 2020, 10:52 PM

Democrats Unveil Giant New Coronavirus Relief Bill

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Source: HUFFPOST

The HEROES Act includes provisions for more — and bigger — stimulus checks, as well as an extension to pandemic unemployment benefits.
By Matt Fuller, Arthur Delaney, Daniel Marans, Emily Peck, and Tara Golshan

Democrats released yet another proposal for a coronavirus economic relief package on Tuesday — a $3 trillion bill with more money for enhanced unemployment benefits, money for state and local governments, and funding for a host of other Democratic priorities.

Of importance to most Americans: The bill, called the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions, or HEROES, Act, includes a second wave of $1,200 payments to the vast majority of U.S. households — this time with even more inclusive eligibility rules than the previous payments. Benefits would go to immigrants and would be protected from garnishment by banks and other debt collectors.

Previous income thresholds would remain the same, but instead of $500 per dependent like the last round, the new proposal offers $1,200 ― with the amount families are receiving capped at $6,000.

And the proposal would give an extra $13 per hour in hazard pay to essential workers in health care, food retail, public safety and transportation.



Read more: https://www.huffpost.com/entry/dems-unveil-giant-new-coronavirus-relief-bill_n_5ebaf70cc5b63253efcb4017



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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 10:58 PM

1. Go big, Democrats! It's going to be a whole different world when we emerge from the this Republican

fiasco. nt

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:00 PM

2. Lot of remarks of trumps wishful thoughts about the virus. This is our wishes to help the financial

Burdens that go with the virus. This is doa. The prez and friends got their money last bill. They care less about us. And don’t want dems to look like they care.

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Response to JoeOtterbein (Original post)

Tue May 12, 2020, 11:13 PM

3. Locking

Dupe of this earlier OP https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142492216

Please continue discussion in that thread.

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