Presumptive President-elect Joe Biden is pressuring Congress to pass a second COVID-19 relief package before the session ends. The Democratic majority House of Representatives passed a $3. 4 trillion version of the HEROES Act in May, which would provide additional economic assistance to state and local governments, as well as a second $1,200 stimulus check for individuals who qualify. A second version was passed by the House in October with a $2.2 trillion price tag. Although both proposals were successful in the House, both have landed on the Republican-controlled Senate floor and have not progressed.