Secretary of the Treasury Steven MnuchinMnuchinDemocrats Steven Terner denies short-term deal before unemployment deadline Trump tests GOP loyalty with Shaheen’s election tweet and stimulus strategy, Chabot calls for action on new round of PPP loan MORE and the White House chief of staff Mark MeadowsMark Randall MeadowsDemocrats reject short-term deal before unemployment deadline Trump tests GOP loyalty with election tweet and stimulus strategy Senate refuses dismissal of coronavirus bills as cliff of MORE loom unemployment said on Thursday evening that Democrats rejected a short-term deal as negotiators remain at loggerheads over the next coronavirus relief bill.
“We have made a proposal for a short-term agreement. And from now on they have reiterated that they do not want to do that,” Mnuchin told reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with the Speaker’s House. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats reject short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline GOP lawmakers comply with Pelosi mask mandate for Trump House to test GOP loyalty with election tweet and MORE stimulus strategy (D-Calif.), Democratic Leader of the Senate Charles SchumerProject Chuck SchumerLincoln targets Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana with M ad buy Pelosi, Schumer says Senate GOP coronavirus bill is “selling working families” Ir Hill Report 12:30 – Presented by Facebook – Barr Showdown with House Democrats MORE (NY) and Meadows.
Mnuchin declined to say what the administration offered during the meeting, which was the fourth time the group had met in as many days. But Meadows later tweeted that they offered “a temporary extension of the unemployment aid needed.”
“The proposals we made were not heartfelt,” Meadows told reporters at the Capitol.
Trump and his chief of staff indicated a few hours before the meeting that they were hoping to get Democrats to agree to a smaller deal on just two issues: unemployment benefits and eviction prevention.
“I think you’re probably trying to resolve the improved issue of unemployment, of course,” Meadows said, when asked about the purpose for the meeting. “And so we have to move forward and … address the eviction provisions that will hopefully keep people from being evicted from their homes, at least by the end of the year, on both.”
Trump came in with the evictions while speaking from the White House where he said, “we are asking Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily stop the evictions.”
But any attempt to have a short or reduced draft time was all guaranteed but was rejected by Pelosi and Schumer, who remained united during the long talks.
Democrats have repeatedly said they do not want a short-term deal or a smaller bill.
The stalemate comes as the $ 600 federal unemployment benefit per week expires on Friday. When the Senate left the city by Thursday, and the negotiators nowhere near an agreement, they were all but guaranteed to miss the deadline.
Democrats, coming out of the meeting behind closed doors, have accused the White House of trying to do a piece that does not meet the crisis sparked by the spread of the coronavirus, which destroyed the economy and killed more than 152,000 Americans, according to the data from Johns Hopkins University.
“We had a long discussion. And we just don’t think they understand the seriousness of the problem. The bottom line is that this is the most serious health and economic problem we’ve had in a century and 75 years and it really takes action. good and strong fat, and they hardly get it, “Schumer told reporters.
Asked if they made any progress at the meeting, Schumer noted that they talked about “parameters.” And Pelosi specified that she thought Meadows and Mnuchin “understand that we must have an account.”
“They just don’t realize how big it should be,” Pelosi added.
The four are expected to speak again Friday, most likely by phone, and then meet Saturday.
The meeting came after the Senate blocked proposals to rescue the coronavirus on Thursday.
Meaning. Ron JohnsonRonald (Ron) Harold JohnsonDemocrats reject short-term deal before unemployment ends On Money: GDP falls by record amount in second quarter of virus lock | Unemployment claims for the second straight week McConnell develops fight over unemployment benefits Overnight Care Care: The race for vaccines faces misleading distribution challenges | Hotspots speed up, but officials say there is a long way to go Birx recommends face shields with MORE masks (R-Wis.) U Mike BraunMichael BraunDemocrats rejects short-term deal ahead of unemployment deadline On Money: GDP falls by record second quarter amid virus lock-in | Unemployment claims for the second straight week McConnell develops fight over unemployment benefits Overnight Care Care: The race for vaccines faces misleading distribution challenges | Hotspots speed up, but officials say there is a long way to go Birx recommends face shields with MORE masks (R-Ind.) Try to pass a bill that would have provided, when state and federal aid were combined, a two-thirds match of a person’s previous pay. The federal benefit would have been limited to $ 500 a week. If a state could not implement the payroll item, it would have been a federal benefit of $ 200 per week.
But Schumer blocked the account. Democrats then tried to pass the House bill of roughly $ 3 trillion but it was blocked by Republicans.
Democrats also blocked a $ 600-a-week extension.
Meadows told reporters that Trump had been supporting extending the current federal benefit to its current level for a week. Under the CARES Act, the original legislation that included rising unemployment, benefits are scheduled to formally expire on Friday.
However, due to the timing 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 had reached an agreement there would still be an additional deadline. unemployment benefit.
Asked on Thursday night about the week extension offer, Pelosi asked “for what good week extension?”
“A one-week extension is good if you have a bill and it’s working, the details, its writing, a legislative attorney, the Congressional Budget Office, a Rules Committee,” she said.
“That’s about a week’s extension. That is, it’s worthless. It’s worthless unless you use it for this purpose,” she added.