Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) urged Congress to pass a stimulus deal before President-elect Biden’s inauguration as Americans are facing increasing economic hardships.

“The American public can’t wait two more months until Congress acts,” Brown told Yahoo Finance Live (video above). “We've got to help unemployed workers. We've got to help people so they aren't evicted from their apartments or have their electricity cut off.”

Stimulus negotiations stalled before the presidential election, and Democrats and Republicans have not returned to actively negotiating a stimulus package. The two parties came close on the deal’s price tag with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s (D-CA) latest stimulus offer being $2.2 trillion and the White House’s proposal going up to “almost $1.9 trillion.”

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