Congress Stimulus Package Negotiations Underway
What was said:
According to both sides, Tuesday's meeting between Speaker Nancy Pelosi & Senate Democratic Leader Chuck Schumer and White House negotiators Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin & WH Chief of Staff Mark Meadows was the most productive thus far.
Primary points of the stimulus negotiation include an extension on the Federal Unemployment Enhancement (the White House is proposing a lower rate of $400 per week vs the $600 per week offered in the previous stimulus package), an extension of the Eviction Moratorium and additional funds for State and Local Aid.
As negotiations continue, according to Rep. Lance Gooden (R-Texas), at least 20 Senate Republicans will not vote for a new Coronavirus stimulus deal: "I believe there will be at least 20-plus Republicans that are no-votes on whatever agreement, if there is an agreement, comes forward" says Gooden.
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