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Senate Willing, to Negotiate? Heroes Act 2020 Updates

The HEROES Act was passed by the House of Representatives on Friday – 208 to 199.  Fourteen Democrats voted down the bill, many of them claiming the measure didn’t go far enough to provide relief for millions of Americans who are struggling due to the public health crisis.

There are a quite a number things in this including another round of stimulus payments of $1,200 per person, where families could qualify upto $6,000.  I go into greater detail in this video.  Which I will leave in the description box below.

The Senate, well we know they are not focused on what the House Passed last Friday.  They have a timetable where the HEROES bill will not be discussed until after the Memorial Day Weekend.  The Senate has to decide whether it agrees to do what the House has already done and approve the following provisions, present a modified version on stimulus checks, or refuse additional stimulus checks altogether.  They can even start with a blank slate to write their own bill.

There is much in the HEROES Act that Republicans say they simply cannot support but on hazard pay for essential workers, many say there’s room to negotiate.  Grocery store workers, firefighters, nurses and doctors all expose themselves to health risk everyday.  Some lawmakers say they should get paid extra for it.

At this point the Republican lead Senate is more in a “wait and see” mode to see how the reopenings are going in states like Texas and Georgia.  Not to mention that there are still people waiting to receive payment from the first round of stimulus checks from the CARES ACT.

Both the President TRUMP and Secretary of the Treasury Mnuchin said that the first round of stimulus payments were not enough. The question isn’t will there be another stimulus deal, the question is what will be included in the deal when it’s done?

Do you think that America needs more stimulus?  Comment below.

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  1. Danny

    No one is going to open at 100%. Layoffs are going to be slowed and some new jobs created but not enough there are still millions unemployed. Front line healthcare workers put up with enough danger in their day to day work. All essential workers should get hazzard pay, it’s the right thing to do. I don’t understand why corporations got bailed out and the general public goes without. That seems backwards and greedy for the big business types. The small guy has to prepare for a disaster. Bug business just gets bailed out.

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