An important week begins in Congress for the possible approval of the economic stimulus plan proposed by the president, Joe Biden, on which the Democrats have been working since they arrived at the White House in January. Is about a package of 1.9 billion dollars.
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The House Budget Committee approved the bill on Monday afternoon after a 19-16 vote as Democrats rush past the March 14 deadline to extend key unemployment programs.
The Speaker of the Lower House, Democrat Nancy Pelosi, set as a goal that it be approved there before the end of the month, so that it can then go to the Senate.
The Democrats, who will have to face some obstacles in the Upper House, where they control the majority for a single seat, want to reach the final approval of the package before unemployment benefits expire in mid-March.
Below, you can learn about several of the measures included in the proposal. Keep in mind that they could change as this progresses through Congress.
Part of the funds included in the plan are also expected to go to key sectors hit by the impact of COVID-19, such as schools and health, and to help families in need to have enough food and maintain access to housing.
[“Queremos una reforma robusta para los indocumentados”, dice el senador Bob Menéndez]