The Democrats in the House of Representatives were expected to pass their $3 trillion partisan aid plan in a House vote Friday as we went to press. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi put together a bill that had little if any Republican support, skipping Congressional hearings, and not including the most radical provisions desired by her left-wing progressive Democrats.

Progressives have threatened to oppose the bill, but while on the last relief bill progressives were disappointed nearly all supported the bill. Similarly, some of the more moderate Democrats who come from districts that were key to Democrats gaining control in 2018 have reservations with the scope and price of the bill.

The core provisions of the legislation refund the popular programs in the CARES Act and expands relief to include nearly $1 trillion for aid to state and local governments. The bill calls for another round of $1,200 stimulus checks, extends through January the $600 a week unemployment supplement and in a new provision provides funding for the feds to pay 100% of COBRA health insurance premiums for unemployed workers.

Progressives had wanted to use the crisis to offer Medicare or Medicaid to the unemployed but that seemed a road to far for the Speaker. I think the COVID-19 outbreak has in...

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