House Democrats on Monday night unveiled a $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package, an updated version of the Heroes Act legislation, saying it "protects lives, livelihoods and the life of our democracy ... addresses needs that have arisen since the House first acted."
The bill provides another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, reauthorizes the small business lending program and brings back the $600 federal boost to the unemployment benefit through January.
“Democrats are making good on our promise to compromise with this updated bill, which is necessary to address the immediate health and economic crisis facing Americas working families right now,” House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrote in a letter to Democrats as the bill was unveiled. (see below)
The bill also includes:
$225 billion in education funding, with $182 billion for K-12 schools and about $39 billion for postsecondary education
$436 billion in assistance for state, local, and tribal governments
$75 billion for COVID-19 testing, tracing, and isolation measures