Bipartisan group of representatives introduces $2 trillion relief package in attempt to break stalemate

A bipartisan group of House lawmakers will introduce a coronavirus relief package on Tuesday meant to break the stalemate between the two parties by offering a compromise in the size and scope of aid.

The House Problem Solvers Caucus’s approximately $2 trillion plan is likely to satisfy most Democrats but frustrate many Republican senators, particularly due to the included $500 billion for state and local governments, $15 billion for the U.S. Postal Service, and $400 million for election assistance. The package is closer to what Democrats want in terms of size. Democrats are seeking a package worth at least $2.2 trillion after initially proposing a measure worth up to $3.7 trillion.

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