House Democrats tinker with $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan

CQ Budget, Ep. 189

Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks through the Senate subway in the Capitol after a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., walks through the Senate subway in the Capitol after a vote on Tuesday, Feb. 2, 2021. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call)
Posted February 9, 2021 at 12:30pm

House Democrats are barreling ahead with the budget reconciliation process, with committees spending the week marking up their portions of President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief plan. But major changes are coming — with tax rebate checks aimed at lower-income households and additional aid for restaurants and airlines. And a Congressional Budget Office price tag of $54 billion for the $15 minimum wage proposal puts that provision at risk. CQ Roll Call’s Peter Cohn and David Lerman discuss the latest on the COVID-19 relief package.

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