The progressive caucus, lead by Pramila Jayapal, doesn’t budge. They are requiring survival checks and unemployment help. John Iadarola and Jayar Jackson break it down on The Damage Report.
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Read more here: https://www.commondreams.org/news/2020/12/16/amid-mounting-progressive-pressure-congressional-leaders-reportedly-planning-include
"Congressional leaders are reportedly planning to include another round of direct payments to struggling Americans as part of a $900 billion coronavirus relief agreement that could be announced Wednesday, a development that comes after progressives ramped up their demand for additional stimulus checks as a necessary component of any deal.
"The Progressive Caucus is united in our position: any Covid relief package must include survival checks and enhanced unemployment assistance—the two most effective ways to put money directly in people’s pockets."
—Rep. Pramila Jayapal
Citing multiple unnamed sources involved in the rapidly moving talks, Politico reported Wednesday that "congressional negotiators are on the brink of a coronavirus rescue package that would include a second round of direct payments, but would likely leave out state and local funding and a liability shield.""
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