Ministry of Finance Stephen MnuchinStephen Turner MnuchinDemocrats Reject Short-Term Deal Before Unemployment Deadline Trump Tests GOP Loyalty with Election Tweet and Shaheen Incentive Strategy, Chabot Calls for Action on New Round of PPP Loans MORE and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Thursday night that Democrats rejected the short-term deal as negotiators remain at the head of the next coronavirus relief bill.
“We have made a proposal for a short-term deal. And so far they have reiterated that they do not want to do that,” Mnuchin told reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with the chamber’s president. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats Reject Short-Term Deal Before Unemployment Deadline GOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi’s mandate for a mandate on a floor in the House Trump tests GOP’s loyalty with campaign tweets and stimulus strategy MORE (D-California), Democratic leader in the Senate Charles SchumerThe Chuck Schumer-Lincoln project is aimed at Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with M ad buying Pelosi, Schumer says the GOP Senate coronavirus bill is a “sale of working families.” (NY) and meadows.
Mnuchin declined to say what the administration offered during the meeting, which was the fourth time the group had met in so many days. Meadows later tweeted that he was proposing a “temporary extension of the necessary unemployment benefits.”
“The proposals we made were not warmly received,” Meadows told reporters at the Capitol.
Trump and his chief of staff said hours before the meeting that they hoped Democrats would agree to a smaller deal on just two issues: unemployment benefits and prevention of expulsions.
“I think they are probably trying to resolve the issue of rising unemployment, obviously,” said Meadows, when asked about the purpose of the meeting. “So we want to move on and … turn to eviction regulations, which we hope will prevent people from being evicted from their homes, at least until the end of the year, on both sides.”
Trump called for the expulsion as he spoke from the White House, saying “we ask the Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily stop the expulsions.”
But any attempt to get a short-term or reduced bill was almost rejected by Pelosi and Sumer, who remained united during the one-day talks.
Democrats have repeatedly said they do not want a short-term deal or a smaller bill.
The poor situation is coming as the federal unemployment benefit of $ 600 a week will expire on Friday. With the Senate leaving by Thursday and the negotiators nowhere near the deal, everyone was guaranteed to miss the deadline.
Democrats leaving the meeting behind closed doors have accused the White House of trying to strike a deal that does not respond to the crisis caused by the spread of the coronavirus, which devastated the economy and killed more than 152,000 Americans, according to Johns Hopkins University.
“We had a long discussion. And we just don’t think they understand the gravity of the problem. The bottom line is that this is the most serious health problem and economic problem we’ve had in a century and 75 years, and it takes really, good, strong bold action. and they don’t quite achieve that, “Sumer told reporters.
Asked if they had made any progress in the meeting, Sumer said they had talked about “parameters”. And Pelosi clarified that he believes that Meadows and Mnuchin “understand that we must 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 over the phone, and then meet on Saturday.
The meeting came after the Senate on Thursday blocked proposals to ease coronavirus duels.
Meaning. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold Johnson Democrats reject short-term deal before unemployment deadline On the money: GDP shrinks by a record amount in the second quarter amid virus block | Unemployment claims are rising for the second week in a row McConnell Fights Unemployment Benefits Overnight Healthcare: Vaccine Race Faces Terrible Dissemination Challenges | The points are easy, but officials say it ‘s a normal long way Birks recommends face shields with masks MORE (R-Wis.) I Mike BrownMichael Brown Democrats reject short-term deal before unemployment deadline On the money: GDP shrinks by a record amount in the second quarter amid virus block | Unemployment claims are rising for the second week in a row McConnell Fights Unemployment Benefits Overnight Healthcare: Vaccine Race Faces Terrible Dissemination Challenges | The points are easy, but officials say it ‘s a normal long way Birks recommends face shields with masks MORE (R-Ind.) Tried to pass a bill that would ensure that when state and federal aid combine, a two-thirds match of a person’s previous salary. The federal allowance would be limited to $ 500 a week. If a state could not apply the payroll match, it would be the equivalent of $ 200 a week in federal compensation.
But Sumer blocked the account. Democrats then tried to push the bill for about $ 3 trillion, but it was blocked by Republicans.
Democrats also blocked a one-week extension of $ 600 a week.
Meadows told reporters that Trump would support extending the current federal benefit to its current level by one week. Under the CARES Act, initial legislation involving rising unemployment, benefits are expected to officially expire on Friday.
However, due to the calendar and how many states send benefits, they began to expire on July 25. And with the Senate out of town by Monday, even if the four negotiators reached an agreement, the additional unemployment benefit would still expire.
Asked on Thursday night about the offer for a one-week extension, Pelosi asked “what is the use of a one-week extension for?”
“A one-week extension is good if you have a bill and you draft it, the details, the writing of it, the legislature, the Congressional Bureau, the Rules Committee,” she said.
“This is a one-week extension. That is, it is useless. It is pointless unless you use it for this purpose,” she added.