The House Problem Solvers Caucus will present a $1.5 trillion coronavirus relief plan Tuesday in an effort to break the months-long congressional stalemate before the November election.
The proposal, crafted by the group of approximately 50 centrist lawmakers, faces unfavorable odds in a fight that has been dominated by partisan divisions over what a relief package should include, The New York Times reported.
However despite the plan’s slim chance at being signed into law, its public presentation reflects growing frustration from moderate members of both parties over Congress’s failure to pass any supplemental relief, according to the Times.
The proposed bill would revive the Paycheck Protection Program and reissue $1200 checks to qualifying American taxpayers, measures that have bipartisan support, and also offers legal protections for workers and their employers.
After talks stalled, a bipartisan House group (Problem Solvers Caucus) now has its own stimulus plan to spend between $1.3T-$2T. They are unveiling it today in an effort to restart talks. It represents rare bipartisan consensus in the latest round https://t.co/tAKir8Ggzq
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) September 15, 2020
The plan would also bring back weekly unemployment aid with $450-per-week payments, and would replace up