Minister of Finance Steven MnuchinSteven Terner MnuchinMcConnell opens the door to less relief from coronaviruses that hunt down the GOP for “Plan B” when coronavirus talks hit a wall On The Money: Meadows says benefits expire when negotiators try to reach an agreement | Short-term trump deal Fed keeps rates close to zero as economy faces coronavirus strike MORE and the White House Chief of Staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall Meadows McConnell opens the door to less relief from coronaviruses that hunt down the GOP for “Plan B” when coronavirus talks hit a wall On The Money: Meadows says benefits expire when negotiators try to reach an agreement | Short-term trump deal Fed keeps rates close to zero as economy faces coronavirus strike MORE He said Thursday night that Democrats had rejected a short-term agreement because negotiators remained on the heads of leaders in the next coronavirus relief law.
“We have proposed a short-term deal. And now they are repeating that they do not want to do it,” Mnuchin told reporters after an almost two-hour meeting with a domestic speaker. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiHouse’s GOP Steering Committee will select four members for new committee positions. Pelosi talks to presidents on surprise bill, but deals with elusive Hillicon Valley: House panel grills, technical directors during anticipated antitrust negotiations | TikTok publish code because it pushes back against “misinformation” Intel’s home panel expands access to evidence of foreign misinformation MORE (D-Calif.), Democratic Leader of the Senate Charles SchumerThe Chuck SchumerLincoln project focuses on Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with the purchase of advertising in Pelos. Schumer claims that the GOP Senate Coronirus Bill is “selling out working families.” The Hill’s Report 12:30 – Facebook Presentation – Barr’s estimates with the House Democrats MORE (NY) and Meadows.
Mnuchin declined to say what the administration had offered during the meeting, which was the group’s fourth meeting in so many days. However, Meadows subsequently tweeted that they offered “a temporary extension of the necessary unemployment benefits”.
“The proposals we submitted were not warmly accepted,” Meadows told reporters at the Capitol.
Trump and his chief of staff indicated just before the meeting that they hoped the Democrats would agree to a smaller agreement on only two issues: unemployment benefits and the prevention of evictions.
“I think I’ll probably try to solve the problem of increased unemployment,” Meadows said when asked about the goal of the meeting. “And so we want to continue and … address the eviction provisions, which will hopefully prevent people from being expelled from their homes, at least until the end of the year, in both of these cases.”
Trump addressed the eviction when he spoke from the White House, saying that “we ask Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily stop the eviction.”
However, Pelosi and Schumer, who remained united during the one-day talks, all attempts to obtain a short-term or reduced bill were completely ruled out.
Democrats have repeatedly said they do not want short-term agreements or smaller bills.
The stalemate will occur when a federal unemployment benefit of $ 600 a week expires on Friday. As the Senate left the city until Thursday and the negotiators were nowhere near an agreement, everyone was assured that they would miss the deadline.
Democrats who appeared at the closed-door meeting accused the White House of trying to reach an incomplete agreement that did not respond to a crisis caused by the spread of a coronavirus that destroyed the economy and reportedly killed more than 152,000 Americans. from Johns Hopkins University.
“We’ve had a long discussion. And we just don’t think I understand the seriousness of the problem. The point is that it’s the most serious health problem and economic problem we’ve had in a century and 75 years, and it really takes a good, strong bold action and they won’t get it at all, “Schumer told reporters.
Asked if they had made any progress at the meeting, Schumer noted that they were talking about “parameters.” And Pelosi said she thought Meadows and Mnuchin “I understand we have to have an account.”
“They just don’t realize how big it has to be,” Pelosi added.
The four are expected to speak again on Friday, probably by phone, and then meet on Saturday.
The meeting took place after the Senate blocked proposals to mitigate coronaviruses on Thursday.
Importance. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonTimeline for Obama GOP Probe Administration Slips When President Presides Over Summons Eyes Intel House of Deputies Gives All Members Access to Evidence of Foreign Disinformation (R-Wis.) A Mike BraunMichael BraunGOP hunts for “Plan B” as talks with coronaviruses hit the wall Republican senators riot over anti-coronavirus bill Bill on healthcare price transparency can cut costs and boost national economic recovery MORE (R-Ind.) He tried to pass a law that would provide, if state and federal aid were combined, a match of two-thirds of a person’s previous salary. The federal benefit would be limited to $ 500 per week. If the state could not implement the wage struggle, it would be a federal benefit of $ 200 per week.
But Schumer blocked the account. Democrats then tried to pass a bill worth about $ 3 trillion, but it was blocked by Republicans.
Democrats also blocked a weekly extension of $ 600 a week.
Meadows told reporters that Trump would support extending the current federal advantage to its current level by one week. According to the CARES law, the original legislation that included an increase in unemployment, benefits are due to end formally on Friday.
However, due to the calendar and the number of states distributing the benefits, they expired on 25 July. And with the Senate outside the city until Monday, even if the four negotiators reached an agreement, further unemployment benefits would still disappear.
Asked a question about the offer of a weekly extension on Thursday night, Pelosi asked: “What is the purpose of the extension for one week?”
“An extension of one week is good if you have an account and are working on it, the details, its wording, the Legislative Council, the Congressional Budget Office, the Rules Committee,” she said.
“It’s about an extension of one week. It’s worthless. It’s worthless if you don’t use it for this purpose, “she added.