House Democrats near passage of $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill despite Trump’s veto threat – The Washington Post

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday. (Erin Scott/Reuters)
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) holds her weekly news conference in Washington on Thursday. (Erin Scott/Reuters)
House Democrats moved toward passage Friday of a $3 trillion tax cut and spending bill that they have said would aim to address economic fallout from the novel coronavirus outbreak, directing huge sums of money into all corners of the economy.

But the White House and Senate Republicans have said they will immediately cast the bill aside, leaving uncertain what steps policymakers might take as the economy continues to face severe strains.

The sweeping legislation, dubbed the “Heroes Act,” also faces opposition within the House Democratic caucus, with some moderate lawmakers objecting to voting on a bill that they all know will not become law. Some liberals, meanwhile, have complained that the package does not go far enough to aid the public in the midst of an unprecedented economic meltdown.

Source: House Democrats near passage of $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill despite Trump’s veto threat – The Washington Post