- President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans to send incentive checks larger than $ 1,200 to shore up the coronovirus-ravaged economy.
- “Go for very high numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the United States anyway (one way or another!),” He said.
- A second round of direct payments is between Republicans, Democrats, and some areas of agreement between Trump.
- But that measure was dropped in the GOP’s latest slim-down coronavirus relief proposal, which was blocked by Democrats.
- Negotiations between Democrats and Republicans over another stimulus package have stalled for more than a month.
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President Donald Trump on Wednesday urged Republicans to withdraw large stimulus checks to bring back the epidemic.
“Go for very high numbers, Republicans, it all comes back to the United States anyway (one way or another!),” He said in a tweet.
Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2020
He accused Democrats of being “heartless” and did not wish to provide another direct payment to the people, despite the fact that the measure was excluded from the GOP’s latest coronovirus relief proposal.
A senior administration official told Business Insider that the president was talking about direct payments.
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In March, Congress authorized a $ 1,200 incentive check, plus $ 500 per child for a child under 17 years old. Through the CARES Act. Republicans, Democrats and Trump returned additional direct payments in the next coronovirus relief package between some areas of the agreement.
The GOP initially included a provision for additional scrutiny in its spending package in late July. But this was not the case with his new proposal.
As Trump’s remarks, Republicans and Democrats remain deadlocked on passing another economic aid package. Nearly 30 million Americans are still on unemployment benefits and many economists are warning of a “K-shape” recovery where the wealthiest people at the top lead and the average people lag behind.
The MPs are being pressurized for the October holiday early next month to return to their districts early next month.
Senate Republicans last week unveiled a slim-down incentive plan in which $ 300 billion was spent for $ 300 weekly federal unemployment benefits – half of what Democrats demand – as well as small business aid and new education funds.
But Democrats blocked it, describing the plan as “dilapidated” and dropping a number of measures, such as the ones they sought in the form of federal aid and rental assistance to the states. They are demanding at least $ 2.2 trillion in new government spending.
A group of 50 House lawmakers launched a bipartisan relief plan on Tuesday in an effort to kickstart stalled negotiations between Democrats and the White House last month. However, a group of Democratic committee presidents described it as inadequate.
Democratic rape. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez recently told POLITICO that Democrats should continue with Republicans for a comprehensive stimulus deal – one that includes direct payments, state aid, and significant public health funds.