The Pelosi-Rubio stimulus package includes a package of $1 trillion in new spending that will be paid for by raising taxes on millionaires and billionaires, and a package that includes $1.5 trillion in spending to combat climate change.
The Rubio package has little or no spending on climate change or climate justice, but does include a $2.2 trillion increase in federal spending on infrastructure projects.
Both are popular with Democrats, but the Pelosi-Rove package was endorsed by Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and endorsed by House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi.
What’s the point?
The package is intended to help Democrats get back on track to retake the House and the Senate, where Republicans hold a slim majority.
How do the Democrats stack up?
Democrats won a record 24 seats in the House of Representatives in 2016.
The Democrats were the only party to control both houses of Congress in the midterms, and they have the opportunity to retake both chambers next year.
The Democrats are also set to win control of the Senate in November, and the GOP is not far behind.
If the Democrats can maintain the House majority, they will likely hold the Senate majority for the first time since 1948.
It is unclear how long this cycle will last.
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