White House, senior Republicans pour cold water on short-term unemployment expansion

The White House and top Senate Republicans are pouring cold water on the prospect of short-term unemployment expansion.

Republican senators were discussing a short-term extension to provide a patch between the $ 600-per-week increase and the end of Congress’s next relief bill.

“We’re really trying to make sure we have a comprehensive bill that deals with issues. Any short-term extension would defy Congressional history, which would indicate that it would be meeting with just one more short. – Tenure extension, “White House chief of staff Mark meadowsMark Randall MeadowsCoronavirus Fracture Integration over GOP Money: McConnell Interviews GOP Coronovirus Bill | The Senate panel advised the Trump Fed nominee who recently supported the gold standard that economists have warned of the scale-back unemployment benefits that Democrats hold to the GOP on coronovirus relief: where’s your bill? more Told reporters on Wednesday.

Asking if he was saying that he preferred addressing unemployment benefits as part of a larger coronovirus package, Meadows said, “We are optimistic that we can continue to find a real solution and hope. To reach an agreement. “

Sen John thunJohn Randolph ThuneCoronavirus Talks Fracture GOP Integration Discusses GOP K-12 Funding Tied to In-Person Class White House GOP Doubles at Payroll-Tax Cuts Opposed by Senators (SD), the No. 2 GOP senator, also appeared questioning the wisdom of stopping the unemployment fight.

“Ideally it is being said that the hard deadline of next week gives us reason to try and do so, stressing the process,” Thun said. “I don’t think anyone should aspire for a short-term solution.”

Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee Chuck GrassleyCharles (Chuck) Ernest Grasslearnavirus Virus Fracture GOP Unity doubles White House payroll-tax cuts, opposed by GOP senators, do not exclude ethanol and more (R-Iowa), who said he was not part of the talks, questioned the need for expansion.

“If it continues in one form or another, no one will have to go out for a week or two. They are going to get the money, ”he said.

As part of the March coronovirus relief package, Congress passed a $ 600-per-week federal increase in unemployment benefits. But the increase is set to end next week – before negotiators are able to arrive at a deal and pass another coronavirus package.

What the short-term expansion will look like during a discussion by GOP senators on Wednesday.

“The period of discussion, for how long and at what price point,” said Sen. John barrasoJohn Anthony Barrasoonday shows preview: Coronovirus questions about school safety; Trump opposed Roger Stone’s sentence. The Senate GOP heckled on attending Trump’s session on coronovirus upticks. (R-Wyo.).

A bill passed by the House will continue to increase unemployment benefits until the end of the year. But Republicans have called the $ 600 per week a “mistake”.

They are discussing how to fix unemployment benefits as part of their upcoming proposal, as well as an increase in the $ 600 return per week as alternatives are trying to reduce it so that it does not wage more than 100 percent Ho who was making the first one.

President TrumpPelosi called the coronavirus the ‘Trump virus’ after more than a dozen people were injured during a shooting at Donald John Trumpmore’s funeral home in Chicago, Cleveland Indians players teamed up with the team’s leadership to discuss a possible name change. This week appeared at the White House admitting that they were discussing the rising benefits of unemployment, but well below current levels.

“They are thinking of doing 70 percent of the amount. The amount will be the same but it has to be done in a slightly lower initial amount so that people want to go back to work, because they oppose making so much money that they actually have Not close, ”he said.