Lawmakers calling themselves the House Problem Solvers Caucus float a recovery package aimed at pushing Democratic leaders and White House officials to resume negotiations on a coronavirus relief economic relief package.
Frustrated Lawmakers Draft Their Own Pandemic Aid Package
A bipartisan group of House lawmakers on Tuesday will put forward their own plan to deliver badly needed coronavirus relief amid a bitter stalemate between their party leaders. The House Problem Solvers Caucus has assembled a roughly $2 trillion plan that includes a second round of stimulus checks, unemployment aid and small business loans that they say would last through at least next spring. Lawmakers involved described it as a final attempt to pry loose some kind of bipartisan relief deal before Congress leaves Washington for the election season, with the U.S. economy sputtering and millions still out of work. (Ferris, 9/15)