House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks with reporters outside the White House after meeting with President Joe Biden to discuss Covid-19 relief efforts on February 5. | Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images
Stimulus checks and UI, but not a $15 minimum wage: the state of the House’s stimulus bill so far.
We’re seeing an increasingly clear picture of what the $1.9 trillion Covid-19 stimulus package will look like — and passage of the bill is likely on the horizon quite soon.
The House of Representatives has drafted and passed its version of the budget reconciliation package, which includes $1,400 stimulus checks for those making up to $75,000 and $400 expanded weekly unemployment insurance benefits through August 29. It also contains a restaurant rescue fund, money for reopening schools, and Democrats’ long-sought-after funding for state and local governments, among other items. House Democrats included