Democrats unveiled another stimulus bill on Monday and expected a vote on it sometime this week. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has indicated that this one is not a wishlist. It was a joint effort with Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin, which means she may have more Republican support than she did on previous efforts.
The bill would resume $600 per week payouts in unemployment, extend the Paycheck Protection Program, and include funding for restaurants, airlines, child care centers, the US Post Office, and vaccine research and distribution. The price tag on the new bill is $2.2 trillion.