House Democrats unveil new $3 trillion coronavirus relief bill

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks about The Heroes Act, a $3 trillion bill to aid in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 12, 2020.

US Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democrat of California, speaks about The Heroes Act, a $3 trillion bill to aid in recovery from the coronavirus pandemic, at the US Capitol in Washington, DC, May 12, 2020. Saul Loeb | AFP | Getty Images

House Democrats on Tuesday released their latest proposed relief package to help stimulate the economy and support the health-care system during the coronavirus crisis.

The proposal includes nearly $1 trillion in relief for state and local governments, and a second round of direct payments to Americans of $1,200 per individual and up to $6,000 per household.

The bill also seeks to extend the $600-per-week federal unemployment insurance benefit, and provide $200 billion in hazard pay for essential workers who have been required to continue reporting to their jobs despite stay-at-home orders.

Even if the legislation passes the House, it is expected to face a challenge in the Republican-led Senate due to its more than $3 trillion cost.

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