Stimulus checks of $1,200 per taxpayer. Extra unemployment payments of at least $450 a week. Aid to state and local governments earmarked for coping with the coronavirus.
The Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group of 50 moderate House members from both parties, offered their own proposals Tuesday in an effort to restart negotiations on new stimulus legislation.
“With so many people suffering, it’s time for pragmatic solutions, and that’s what this bipartisan roadmap is all about,” said New Jersey Rep. Josh Gottheimer, D-5th Dist., who co-chairs the Problem Solvers Caucus. “We hope it will help the negotiators recognize that there is hope for real bipartisan progress.”
House Democratic chairs, including Energy and Commerce Committee head Frank Pallone Jr., D-6th Dist, quickly rejected the proposal, saying it “falls short of what is needed to save lives and boost the economy.”
“When it comes to bolstering the public health system, supporting state