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UPDATE: House to vote on $3T 'Heroes Act' relief package including 2nd round of relief checks

Posted at 11:40 PM, May 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-05-15 12:18:19-04

NEVADA (KTNV) — The House is expected to vote on the biggest emergency spending measure in U.S. history.

The $3 trillion "Heroes Act" includes money for cities like Las Vegas, Henderson and North Las Vegas

The bill provides funding for state and local governments, coronavirus testing, and a new round of direct payments to Americans of up to $6,000 per household.

The Heroes Act would also provide funds for essential worker hazard pay and the cash-strapped U.S. Postal Service.

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The measure provides funding to states to help renters and homeowners pay mortgages, rent, and other housing costs and dedicates billions to states, school districts, and universities to cover additional costs associated with the pandemic.

Senate Republicans have said the bill is dead on arrival..

The White House threatened to veto this newly proposed economic package saying "Democrats are more concerned with delivering on longstanding partisan and ideological wishlists than with enhancing the ability of our nation to deal with the public health and economic challenges we face."