White House ‘studying’ another stimulus round

White House officials said they are looking into another round of direct payment to households as part of a new COVID-19 aid packages. Democrats said direct payments to citizens remains a top priority.

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April 29, 2020 - 9:53 AM

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (C)walks out of the chamber of the US House of Representatives after the debate on the additional 484 billion dollar relief package amid the coronvirus pandemic at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, on April 23. Photo by Nicholas Kamm / AFP via Getty Images / TNS

WASHINGTON — Momentum appears to be building for another round of direct payments to households, as lawmakers and the Trump administration start discussions on a new COVID-19 aid package.

“That’s something that we’re studying very carefully, and I know that people in the House are as well,” White House economic adviser Kevin Hassett said Tuesday.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi, House Ways and Means Chairman Richard E. Neal, D-Mass., and other top Democrats have for weeks had more direct financial assistance on their list of priorities for the next aid bill.

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