The man walks past the U.S. Chapter building in Washington, DC in 2020. June 25
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On Wednesday, Republicans and Democrats seemed far from in agreement with the coronavirus virus as millions of Americans await Congress to renew their financial program during the current economic crisis.
As the negotiators cite little progress in the negotiations and congressional leaders spy on each other on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration has again raised the prospect of a short-term plan that will include only strengthened unemployment bans and a federal moratorium on evictions, and the parties are stirring up broader law. . Democrats have repeatedly rejected the temporary amendment.
“So far, we are very far apart,”; White House chief negotiator Steven Mnuchin said on Wednesday morning. He said President Donald Trump would support the passage of short-term laws to give more time for negotiations if the parties fail to reach an agreement by Friday.
Wednesday, 3:30 p.m. At 30 a.m., Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows will meet with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (California) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, DN.Y., an assistant familiar with the plan said. .
Comments from Congressional leaders and White House officials portrayed an awkward, politically committed process that is unlikely to help overcome economic and health disasters quickly. With approximately 30 million people still receiving unemployment insurance, states have stopped paying an additional $ 600 a week in federal federal benefits approvals earlier this year. The federal eviction moratorium also ended last week.
According to Johns Hopkins University, Covid-19 is spreading across the country, with the United States now reporting more than 4.3 million. Cases and just over 150,000 deaths related to the disease.
Senate Republicans released a roughly $ 1 trillion pandemic relief bill this week, which contradicted the $ 3 trillion House Democrats package adopted in May. However, the proposal did not receive the support of many LAG legislators, let alone Democrats.
As his administration worked with Pelosi and Schumer to draw up a plan that could hand over both the GDL-controlled senate and the Democratic-ruled chamber, Trump underestimated the importance of resolving issues other than the moratorium on unemployment benefits and evictions.
“We will work on evictions so that people are not evicted. We will work on contributions to people. And everything else, we are so far apart, we don’t care. We really don’t care,” the president told reporters before leaving for Texas on Wednesday.
He said “Democrats don’t care about people. Not enough benefits.”
Democrats have pushed to send Americans far more money than Republicans have. They want to continue the $ 600 a week increase in federal unemployment insurance next year. VV offered to reduce the benefit to $ 200 a week until September, then change it to a 70% salary change.
The Democrats ’plan for another round of direct payments to Americans is also different from the Republican bill. This would send another check, most of which can cost up to $ 1,200 and couples $ 2,400. Under this plan, an additional $ 1,200 per dependent for up to three children could be added, up to a maximum of $ 6,000 per household.
Under Republican law, up to $ 1,200 would be sent to individuals and $ 2,400 to couples, $ 500 for each person of any age.
GS and Democrats are trying to solve some more tricky legislative issues. Republicans have not provided any new direct benefits to the state and municipalities in their bill, while Democrats want nearly $ 1 trillion in aid.
Republicans also demanded broad protection for the liability of companies, doctors and schools during a pandemic, a provision that Democrats oppose. Senate Majority Leader Mick McConnell, R-Ky, told CNBC on Tuesday that “no bill will pass a Senate that does not protect liability in it.”
After a meeting with Mnuchin and Meadows on Tuesday, Pelosi said comments on legal immunity had made McConnell sound like “a person who was not interested in reaching an agreement.”
The shots continued on Wednesday. Speaking on the Senate floor, McConnell accused Democrats of announcing and threatening to expand key aid measures.
“Democrats would rather keep political issues alive than find bilateral solutions,” he said.
Schumer then criticized Republicans for drawing up a plan that was not supported by many GDL members. He said it was “filled with corporate gifts” and “presidential pet projects”, but it did not include basic assistance such as rent, mortgages and food aid.
He also accused McConnell of acting dishonestly.
“There is a lack of time,” Schumer said. “Speaker Pelosi and I will return to the negotiating table with the White House today. It is time for our fellow Republicans to roll up their sleeves and get serious.”
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