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Second Stimulus Check May Be Excluded From New, Smaller GOP Stimulus Package Proposal

Posted on AllSides August 18th, 2020
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Economy and Jobs, coronavirus, coronavirus aid, stimulus checks

A second stimulus check appears to be conspicuously absent from a pared-down proposal that Senate Republicans are expected to unveil today.

With negotiations over the next coronavirus stimulus package at an impasse and Republicans divided among themselves, Senate leaders held conference calls with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows last week. The output from those calls is a redefined plan that is expected to help unite the Republican caucus by lowering the $1 trillion price tag of the HEALS Act. By drawing more support,...

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