Finally, some consensus that a stimulus is long overdue and needs to be done before the end of the year.
If tied to a $1.4 trillion spending bill to keep the government funded for time being, this long-delayed package might pass.
Keeping the government open is a priority. So is betting long-overdue aid to Americans left struggling amid Covid-19 shutdowns and unemployment.
Political wrangling and stalemates prevented any needed help or stimulus for millions of Americans out of work and out of money.
With polls showing Trump’s support sinking like the proverbial rock, Republicans hope a stimulus package before the election could salvage at least some support.
The Joint Committee on Taxation has most likely been involved in the IRS audit of Trump’s tax returns and continues to review his financial failures and misuse of federal law.
His action leaves Republicans without any stimulus help from Congress or the White House as they go into the final days of a critical election.
Without aid approval, representatives in swing districts face angry voters.
Democrats say the package is too little for real help and some Republicans aren’t happy with it either.