House Announces COVID-19 Aid Bill

If passed, bill will be largest relief package in history.

On Tuesday, the House of Representatives announced the latest COVID-19 stimulus bill to counter the economic effects of the nationwide pandemic. With a price tag of over $3 trillion, it would be the largest relief package in U.S. history if passed. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expressed her support of the bill labeling it “not partisan.”

Called the Heros Act, the bill sets aside $1 trillion for state and local governments, $200 billion for hazard pay for essential workers, $75 billion for increased testing, and direct payments of up to $6,000 per U.S. household. However, some members of the Senate have indicated that the bill is unrealistic. Sen. John Barrasso who is part of the Senate majority leadership said “[It] will not pass. It’s not going to be supported.”

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For God to lead the members of the House in the best ways to vote in the future.
  • For Senators to be given wisdom on which bills to support.
  • That the actions of Congress would bring an end to the effects of the pandemic.

Sources: CNN, AP, NPR


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