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Next Stimulus to Be at Least $1 Trillion, Pelosi Tells Democrats

  • Pelosi says more checks to people, small business loans needed
  • Yellen also participated in call, warned of 13% unemployment
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Pelosi Targets $1 Trillion or More for Next Round of Stimulus
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Congress‘s next stimulus bill to prop up the U.S. economy during the coronavirus crisis will be at least another $1 trillion, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi told Democrats on a private conference call.

The next stimulus package would be focused on replenishing funds for programs established in Congress’s $2.2 trillion virus relief bill signed into law last month, according to people on the call. Pelosi said there should be additional direct payments to individuals, extended unemployment insurance, more resources for food stamps and more funds for the Payroll Protection Plan that provides loans to small businesses, lawmakers on the call said.