Both the Democratic leaders and White House officials came away yesterday feeling upbeat about their negotiations surrounding a new coronavirus aid package. Pressure continues to mount as millions of Americans are no longer getting a $600-a-week federal jobless supplement.
The two sides appear to remain at odds on whether or not to continue that jobless supplement or provide aid to financially strapped states and localities. The good news is that both sides have signaled that progress is being made.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows left House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's office yesterday and said discussions would resume Today. Meanwhile, President Trump told reporters at the White House yesterday that he is considering issuing executive orders to help people affected by the pandemic, including taking steps to prevent people from being evicted from their homes.
Source: Wall Street Journal