Republicans balk at new stimulus proposal

    Washington, D.C. (ABC) - The spirit of bipartisanship that pervaded over prior stimulus measures seems to have run out on Capitol Hill.

    Democrats have proposed spending an additional $3 trillion in stimulus funds to boost the economy and help healthcare workers.

    The bill includes another round of direct payments for Americans, $200 billion in hazard pay for frontline healthcare workers, and $1 trillion dollars for state and local governments.

    The direct payment to Americans would amount to $1,200.

    Democrats could pass the measure through the House as early as Friday.

    The bill is expected to come to a screeching halt in the Republican-controlled Senate.

    Republicans criticized the new bill as a Democrat wish list and said they want to take a pause before approving any more stimulus funding.

    More from News of the North

    Current Conditions

    Crude Oil Price