A WHITE House deal with Nancy Pelosi to get Americans a new $1,200 stimulus check could come as soon as today.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin proposed a $1.62trillion relief bill on Wednesday.
The deal includes $250billion funding for state and local governments and $400 federal unemployment benefits, Roll Call reported.
"The president instructed us to come up significantly, so we have come up from the trillion dollar deal," Mnuchin said.
The White House's offer also includes $1,200 stimulus checks, $150billion for education funding, $75billion for coronavirus testing and tracing, $50billion for vaccine production and distribution, $50billion for hospitals and health care workers, $15billion for food assistance and $10billion for the US Postal Service.
Mnuchin and Pelosi are set to resume talks later today.
Pelosi said on Wednesday night that talks with Mnuchin "will continue."
"Today, @stevenmnuchin1 and I had an extensive conversation and we found areas where we are seeking further clarification. Our conversation will continue," Pelosi tweeted.
She added in another tweet: "The House will be proceeding with our vote tonight on the updated #HeroesAct in order to formalize our proffer to Republicans in the negotiations to address the health and economic catastrophe in our country."
The talks between Mnuchin and Pelosi came months after the Heroes Act was passed in the House in May.
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