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“We made a proposal for a short-term agreement. And now they have reiterated that they do not want to do it,” Mnuchin told reporters after a nearly two-hour meeting with the chamber chairman. Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiDemocrats oppose short-term deal ahead of unemployment GOP lawmakers agree with Pelosi’s mask’s mandate for the House of Commons. (D-Caliph.), Democratic Leader of the Senate Charles SchumerChuck SchumerLincoln Project targets Senate races in Alaska, Maine, Montana by buying ads in Pelosi i Barr with House Democrats MM VERY (NY) and Meadows.
Mnuchin declined to say what the administration offered during the meeting, which was the fourth time the group has met in so many days. But the Meadows later tweeted that they offered a “temporary extension of unemployment assistance needed”.
“The proposals we made were not received warmly,” Livadhet told reporters at the Capitol.
Trump and his chief of staff indicated just hours before the meeting that they were hoping to get Democrats to agree on a smaller deal on just two issues: unemployment benefits and eviction prevention.
“I think maybe trying to resolve the rising unemployment issue, obviously,” Meadows said when asked about the purpose of the meeting. “And so we want to go ahead and … address eviction provisions that we hope will keep people from being evicted from their homes, at least until the end of the year, for both of these things.”
Trump stopped at the evictions as he spoke from the White House saying, “we are asking Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily halt the evictions.”
But any attempt to get a short-term or softened bill was everything but guaranteed to be rejected by Pelosi and Schumer, who have remained united during the day-to-day talks.
Democrats have consistently said they do not want a short-term deal or a smaller bill.
The silence comes as the federal unemployment benefit at 600 weeks per week expires on Friday. With the Senate ousting the city by Thursday and negotiators nowhere near an agreement, everyone was guaranteed to miss the deadline.
Democrats, coming out of the closed-door meeting, accused the White House of trying to make a partial deal that did not meet the crisis caused by the spread of the coronavirus, which has devastated the economy and killed more than 152,000 Americans, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
“We’ve had a long discussion. And we just don’t think they understand the importance of the problem. After all, this is the most serious health and economic problem we’ve had in a century and 75 years and it really requires action. good, strong and brave, and they do not fully achieve it, “Schumer told reporters.
Asked if they had progressed on anything in the meeting, Schumer stressed that they talked about “parameters”. And Pelosi specified that she thought Meadows and Mnuchin “understand that we should have a bill”.
“They just do not understand how big it has to be,” Pelosi added.
The four are expected to speak again on Friday, most likely over the phone, and will then meet on Saturday.
The meeting came after the Senate blocked proposals for coronavirus relief on Thursday.
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But Schumer blocked the bill. Democrats then tried to pass the roughly $ 3 trillion bill, but it was blocked by Republicans.
Democrats also blocked a one-week extension with a profit of $ 600 a week.
Meadows told reporters that Trump would have supported extending the current federal benefit to its current level for a week. Under the CARES Act, the original legislation that includes raising unemployment, the benefits are scheduled to officially expire on Friday.
However, due to the calendar and how many states send benefits, they started expiring on July 25th. And with the Senate out of town by Monday, even if the four negotiators had reached an agreement there would still be an additional extinction of the unemployment benefit.
Asked Thursday night about the offer of a one-week extension, Pelosi asked “what is a good week extension for?”
“An extension of one week is good if you have a bill and you are working on it, the details, its drafting, the legislative adviser, the Congressional Budget Office, the Rules Committee,” she said.
“This is about a one-week extension. That means, it’s worthless. It’s totally useless if you don’t use it for that purpose,” she added.