Bipartisan group proposes second stimulus check

Bipartisan group proposes second stimulus check

A group of U.S. House members are pitching a plan that would send most of us another $1,200 stimulus check.

The group is called the House Problem Solvers Caucus. It’s a bipartisan group made up of 50 House members: half are Democrat, half are Republican.

They proposed the bill Tuesday.

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It includes another $1,200 stimulus check. It includes $450 more each week for unemployment, which would eventually would go up to $600 per week. And it includes more money for the Paycheck Protection Program.

It also includes hundreds of billions of dollars for the U.S. Postal Service, elections, schools and help paying mortgages and rent.

President Trump surprised many by saying he can get behind the plan.

But analysts say it’s pretty clear the full House and Senate will not agree to it. It would cost about $1.5 trillion. Republicans recently said no to a much smaller plan: $650 billion. Democrats have been trying to sell a bigger plan: $2.2 trillion. So, it’s not clear if they’d be willing to part with certain programs.

House speaker Nancy Pelosi said she wants to keep the House in session until another stimulus package is passed.