Pelosi and Mnuchin spoke on the phone for 36 minutes Tuesday afternoon, after the Treasury Secretary testified before overseeing the coronovirus crisis.
Both sides remain in their positions: Democrats are proposing a $ 2.2 trillion package, while the White House is asking for a proposal of about $ 1.3 trillion.
Pelosi said in a statement, “Sadly, this phone call made it clear that Democrats and the White House continued serious differences, understanding the seriousness of the situation for America’s working families.”
During his testimony before a House panel on Tuesday, Mnuchin said he did not support the $ 2.2 trillion proposal given by Democrats, down from the previous proposal of $ 2.4 trillion.
“I don’t support $ 2.2 trillion,” Mnuchin said.
Pelosi reiterated that she thinks the proposals from the White House and Senate Republicans are below and not enough to overcome the coronovirus crisis.
“Does the White House feel that America’s working families are not worth the investment needed to defeat the virus and the economic crisis that accompanies it? Or will they spend the money another way?” Pelosi said.
The lack of progress during the Pelosi-Mnuchin call came less than a week after he spoke with the White House chief of staff on Tuesday. Mark meadowsAt the request of Mark Randall Meadowstop Senate Democrats, the German ambassador nomination has been drawn over past inflammatory comments, with McCain saying McConnell could introduce the new coronovirus bill next week Trump says he is not meeting the Blake family because they want to Were lawyers to join ‘peacock’. on the phone. Likewise the call did not gain much headway.
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“I say that I very much agree with you and those other experts that more fiscal response is needed. The President and I want to move forward with more fiscal response.
During Tuesday’s hearing, the chairman of the House Financial Services Committee Maxine WaterMaxine Moore Watermarkets grew as the economy struggled; ‘It does not make sense’ Maxine Waters expressed confidence that Biden would make the Black woman as VP Bill the Fed Fight from Warren, Gillibrand and Waters creating economic racial disparities. (D-California.) Urges Menucchin to resume negotiations with Pelosi.
“Can I tell him that you suggested that I tell him right after the hearing?” Mnuchin asked Waters.
“Yes, yes, yes,” Waters answered.
“Done! I’ll call him right after the hearing,” Munnuchin said.
Senate Republicans plan to vote on the “targeted” coronavirus virus bill next week. But the legislation is unlikely to secure the 60 votes needed to pass, which Democrats are calling for a more detailed bill.
The weekly $ 600 federal unemployment insurance payment made by the March Coronavirus Relief Act expired in late July. Trump took executive action to temporarily supplement unemployment insurance at $ 400 per week, but that aid still hasn’t reached people in many states.
The Trump administration also issued an order on Tuesday stating that they can stop evicting tenants if they cannot pay rent due to lost income from the epidemic.