Wednesday, May 20, 2020

The Second Stimulus Check 2020

  **$3 TRILLION US STIMULUS PACKAGE -- THE HEROES ACT** Multiple Sources Were Provided to Give Different Perspectives on the Package.  *(Updated 5/20/20 2:17am)*.  


*⁴It’s very likely that the House proposed HEROES Act won’t pass through the Senate in its current form. The Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell appeared on Fox News and called the act a “liberal wish list….it mentions the word cannabis of all things 68 times more than the word jobs or hire are mentioned in the entire bill.” The Trump administration similarly [released a statement opposing the HEROES Act, and Trump has called the act l‘Dead on Arrival’ Dead on Arrival.*  

*It’s not uncommon for a party to tack on amendments in favor of their political agenda as an act passes through the branches of government. But, as McConnell puts it; “… it still reads like the Speaker of the House pasted together random ideas from her most liberal members and slapped the word ‘coronavirus’ on top of it.”* ⁴  
Per CNBC: ³House Democrats introduced the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions Act, or HEROES Act, a new piece of coronavirus legislation, that, among other relief measures, includes a second round of stimulus payments of up to $1,200 per person. The [bill was passed in the House on Friday, but it is unlikely to make it through the Republican-controlled Senate, at least in its current form, [NBC News reports][]. "What Nancy Pelosi is proposing will never pass the Senate," Republican Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming said Tuesday.³  
Rep. Austin Scott (R), May 17, 2020 email regarding the bill by the Democratics  ("gives stimulus checks to illegal immigrants, releases prisoners, ... a diversity study of the marijuana industry and provides for a federal takeover of local elections") His excerpts:  
*"Late Friday night, House Democrats passed a $3 trillion spending bill that Speaker Pelosi claims to be COVID-19 relief for Americans.*  
*Every other bill written during this public health emergency has been written and adopted in a bipartisan, bicameral manner. However, not this one. ...This bill was written by Speaker Pelosi."¹*

**Forbes explains the package this way, May 16, 2020:**  
² The $3 trillion Heroes Act contains a second round of $1,200 stimulus checks, $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers, six additional months of COVID-19 unemployment, funding for state, local and tribal governments and food and housing assistance among [several other things][]. Overall, three different stimulus relief packages have so far gone on to become law and are currently being implemented throughout the nation. Though the Republican-led Senate is pushing against injecting more stimulus money into the economy, Friday’s House vote was a huge step towards delivering a fourth stimulus package to America.²


¹ Rep. A.S. (R) Email MAY17
² Forbes MAY16  
³ CNBC MAY14 (upd MAY16) 

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