House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced Tuesday that the House will remain in session until lawmakers have reached agreement on another round of emergency coronavirus relief.
In a conference call with the House Democratic Caucus, the California Democrat indicated that the chamber’s calendar will be extended until an agreement is sealed, according to sources on the call.
“We have to stay here until we have a bill,” Pelosi told lawmakers.
Her remarks came after a bipartisan group of House lawmakers rolled out a $1.5 trillion stimulus plan in a last-ditch effort to snap the deadlock between the White House and Democrats. The proposal introduced by the Problem Solvers Caucus includes a second round of stimulus checks, unemployment aid, worker and liability protections and small business loans that they say would last through at least next spring.
The 50-member bipartisan caucus, led by co-chairs Reps. Josh Gottheimer (D-NJ) and Tom Reed (R-NY), developed and came together in support of the framework after listening to constituents and outreach to stakeholders during the past six weeks.
Gottheimer described the effort during a news conference Tuesday morning as a way to “break the gridlock and find common ground” and a “bipartisan roadmap.”