One last shot? It appears there may be one final chance for Congress to help struggling Americans. But it is a tight window. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced a 48 hour deadline for reaching an agreement for a second coronavirus stimulus bill. It is likely the final opportunity to reach a deal in advance of the election. And America needs a deal. Federal loans to small businesses, many barely hanging on, have run out. The federal unemployment benefit, whether $600 a month or something less, needs to get extended. Many in the U.S. are facing possible eviction because of their growing inability to pay their rent or mortgage. 8 million Americans have fallen into poverty since May. Yet our government has done nothing to help since passing the first stimulus. The federal government also needs to do more to provide money for fighting the coronavirus, including funding for expanded contract tracing. History suggests getting a deal done is unlikely. But it is possible. If our lawmakers finally show they understand the very real struggles of the average American, they can do what they were elected to do and help make things just a little better for those most in need.