Closed-door negotiations have been scheduled to proceed Tuesday over the following tranche of coronavirus aid, with neither facet budging so removed from their stances on restarting expired jobless help that propped up households’ incomes throughout a deep financial stoop.
Talks between Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.), Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (D., N.Y.), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White Home chief of employees Mark Meadows have been set to renew on Capitol Hill, at some point after President Trump mentioned he was contemplating issuing govt orders with out ready for a legislative settlement.
Senate Republicans, who’ve been divided over their very own roughly $1 trillion help proposal, mentioned they have been nonetheless checking out what GOP measures the Senate may vote on this week. Republicans have been floating completely different concepts for the best way to prolong at a decrease fee the weekly $600 federal unemployment benefit that ended Friday. Republicans have mentioned the $600 advantages have been too beneficiant to inspire individuals to return to work, however haven’t coalesced round one proposal for extending them, amid issues throughout the social gathering over additional deficit spending.
“We now have Republicans who assist completely different concepts on the subject of unemployment insurance coverage,” mentioned Senate Majority Whip John Thune (R., S.D.). Mr. Thune mentioned Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) hadn’t but decided about which proposals would get a vote. “That can be a judgment name sooner or later the chief will make. For proper now he desires to see the place the discussions go.”