The White House and Senate Republicans are working to finalize the coronavirus relief package before Monday.
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Leaving the Capitol, Meadows told reporters that they “worked only through part of the technical language” and reached an “agreement in principle.”
“We have a few modifications that we are looking for clarity, but we reduce them to a handful that we hope will be resolved in the next hour or so,” he added.
He also said he expects the remaining outstanding issues to be “resolved” before Republicans present their package on Monday.
“That’s just up to six things we believe a phone call here and there should be able to resolve,” he added.
Mnuchin said there were no “unresolved issues”, but noted that “there is a language that people simply double-check”.
Senate Republicans are expected to present their proposal for about $ 1 trillion on Monday, after they stopped last week amid ongoing talks with the White House on key provisions of the package.
“The administration has asked for more time to review the fine details, but we will submit this proposal early next week. In principle, we have an agreement on the form of this package,” the Senate majority leader said. Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnell Mnuchin, Meadows makes rare weekend trip to Capitol as GOP prepares coronavirus package 7-year-old John Lewis’ great nephew calls civil rights icon “My Hero” the White House, Congress talks about next bill as COVID-19 continues to jump MORE (R-Ky.) He spoke from the Senate on the decision.
The package is expected to include $ 105 billion for schools, $ 16 billion for new testing money, more flexibility on how states and local governments can use $ 150 billion appropriated by Congress in March, and a five-year coronavirus lawsuit. , except in cases of gross negligence or willful misconduct.
A second round of incentive checks is also expected to be included. Mnuchin said he would reflect the language in the March bill, which provided a one-time check of $ 1,200 to individuals who make up to $ 75,000 a year. The check was reduced until it reached a $ 99,000 per year income ceiling for an individual, where it was terminated altogether.
Republicans are also expected to increase unemployment benefits from $ 600 a week from the March bill, which began expiring on Saturday.
Instead, they propose a system that corresponds to unemployment benefits by approximately 70 percent of what a person does before being fired, according to Mnuchin.
States have warned that it could take weeks or months to move to the new system, given antique technology in many offices. Some Republicans said there should be a transition period during which the federal government would provide a fixed amount per week, potentially $ 200.
Both Mnuchin and Meadows declined on Sunday to learn the language of unemployment in detail, except to provide a 70 percent match.
The introduction of the PP proposal is expected to mark the start of bilateral negotiations, which are likely to be largely carried out by administration staff transferring between management services.
Meadows and Mnuchin met with the House speaker Nancy PelosiNancy Pelosi’s 7-year-old great nephew John Lewis calls civil rights icon “my hero” the White House, Congress talks about the next coronavirus relief bill as COVID-19 continues to raise John Lewis’ family honors at his home’s memorial city MORE (D-California) and a Democratic leader in the Senate Charles SchumerChuck SchumerGOP senators are pushing for stimulating screenings of nearly 2 million expelled Americans White House, Congress is talking about the next bill to alleviate the coronavirus as COVID-19 continues to grow. Sumer announced that the Blue Jays will play a season in Buffalo MORE (DN.Y.) last week, but both sides admitted to waiting for a text from Senate Republicans.
The Congress is in a short time to draft an agreement, without the negotiations unraveling in the August break.
He was expected to leave the Chamber on Friday, July 31, until early September. But the leader of the majorities in the House Hoyer’s wallsSteny Hamilton HoyerMnuchin, Meadows make rare weekend trips to Capitol as GOP prepares Pelosi coronavirus package, McConnell announces John Lewis will lie in McCarthy says Occasio-Cortes must accept Yoho’s apology MORE (D-Md.) He warned members to follow their travel plans flexibly in the first week of August, and Pelosi reiterated on Sunday that lawmakers could not leave Washington, D.C., without a deal.
“We can’t go home without a deal,” she told CBS’s “C face the Nation.” “It’s so sad that people have to have this insecurity in their lives.”
Meadows and Mnuchin, during separate television interviews on Sunday, floated the idea of passing a “lean” relief bill that would pair the piece of unemployment with one or two other issues, such as school funding and liability protection.
“I see that we can provide unemployment insurance, maybe credit retention, so that they don’t relocate or return to work, helping our schools,” Meadows told This Week.
“If we can do this together with the defense of responsibility, maybe we will do it forward and pass it, because we can negotiate the rest of the bill in the coming weeks,” he added.
Earlier, Pelosi rejected the idea of smashing the next coronavirus account to pieces. Meadows told reporters late last week that he was floating the idea without Pelosi or McConnell weighing first.
“We can’t separate this,” Pelosi told reporters late last week.