Covid-19 coronavirus: McConnell warns White House against relief deal
Oct 25 2020
Pelosi's office said talks with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were productive, but other veteran lawmakers said there is still too much work to do and not enough time to do it to enact a relief bill by election day. "Today's deadline enabled us to see that decisions could be reached and language could be exchanged", Pelosi said in a letter to her Democratic colleagues. A Federal Reserve study published Friday estimated that USA renters could owe $US7.2 billion in unpaid rent by December because of coronavirus-related job losses.
She and Mnuchin were set to speak Tuesday afternoon by phone at 3 p.m.
"I don't think our chances get better after election", Meadows told Fox. In order for that, we have to have our legislation all written by the end of this week.
"Pelosi is proposing a $US2.2 trillion package, while the Trump administration is offering $US1.88 trillion â€" though Trump has said he'd like an even bigger deal than what Pelosi has offered.
"Not getting a deal for the states allows Pelosi to paint the Republicans as heartless while accepting a deal makes it hard for the Republicans to claim that they are standing up for sound public finances and budget discipline", Lachman said.
Republicans are united in blaming the delay on Mrs. Pelosi and her demands, while she is citing the Senate's own hesitancy and President Trump's unpredictability as reasons a deal could drag on. The subpoena comes amid a long-running debate on the role of social media companies in United States electoral politics, with many Republicans claiming Facebook and Twitter have demonstrated a bias in favor of the Biden campaign. "And that's been a change from over the weekend", Pelosi said.
"I told him honestly that we need particulars", Shelby said yesterday.
Pelosi and Mnuchin appear to remain at odds over refundable tax credits for the working poor and families with children, the size of a Democratic-sought aid package for state and local governments and a liability shield for businesses and other organizations against lawsuits over their COVID-19 preparations.
Pelosi said Thursday she and Mnuchin were nearing agreement on how to allocate money for testing and tracing to safely reopen schools and the economy, a central element for the speaker in the talks. And we just don't want that. Currently, the Democrats led stimulus package has a price tag of $2.2 trillion.
Earlier in the day, Pelosi told MSNBC that she wanted the bill to pass before November 3, although her Republican counterpart, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, has not been an enthusiastic supporter.
Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee voted Thursday to authorize subpoenas for Facebook and Twitter CEOS to testify before the committee regarding alleged censorship.
"Senate Republicans are trying to preserve it round $1 trillion". Additionally, House Democrats are reluctant to return to the Capitol if 13 Senate Republican votes can not be guaranteed to secure final passage.
"In addition to an accommodative monetary policy, more targeted fiscal support will be needed to turn this K-shaped recovery into a broad and inclusive recovery", Fed governor Lael Brainard said in a speech this week. McConnell's critics say he is breaking the Senate, but Trump has been able to seat two Supreme Court justices on majority-only votes, and the Senate is poised to confirm a third, Amy Coney Barrett, on Monday. "This makes getting a unified Republican vote in the Senate a question mark", he added.