House Democrats released an updated Heroes Act on Monday night. The new $2.2 trillion coronavirus relief package includes much of what was in the original bill passed in May, though is notably about $1 trillion cheaper.
The legislation includes many popular provisions, including another round of stimulus checks to American families. House Democrats also restored the enhanced weekly $600 unemployment benefits that expired this summer.
In terms of education, the bill includes a number of important components. The CARES Act’s student loan payment suspension expires at the end of this month, though President Trump has extended it through the end of the year. However, the new CARES Act would extend the payment and interest pause through September 30, 2021. The