Second $1,200 stimulus checks are not in the new $908 billion relief proposal. Some are calling for that to change.

Capitol Hill lawmakers are wrestling with a big question that’s plagued them for months: How to put together another coronavirus relief package that will garner enough support from both parties. A new $908 billion bipartisan proposal aims to do just that, except it lacks one key area of aid — second $1,200 stimulus checks.

“All of those things are petering out, and that creates an extreme urgency to have another round of stimulus,” said Ioana Marinescu, assistant professor of economics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Social Policy and Practice.

Marinescu is a member of a group of more than 125 economists who have urged lawmakers to include additional stimulus checks in the relief legislation.