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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:07 AM

Virus relief bill remains up in air as negotiations resume

Source: ABC News

WASHINGTON -- Slow, grinding negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume, but the path forward promises to be challenging. Both the Trump administration negotiating team and top Capitol Hill Democrats reported progress over the weekend even as they highlighted their differences.


The White House is seeking opportunities to boost President Donald Trump, like another round of $1,200 stimulus payments and extending the supplemental jobless benefit and partial eviction ban. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the top Democratic negotiator, appears intent on an agreement as well, but she's made it clear she needs big money for state and local governments, unemployment benefits and food aid.

Appearances by the principal negotiators on Sunday's news shows featured continued political shots by White House chief of staff Mark Meadows at Pelosi for turning down a one-week extension of the $600 benefit in talks last week.

Meadows, however, is understaffed during the talks and seems to struggle with his read on Pelosi. He spent much of his time on CBS' “Face The Nation” attacking her for opposing a piecemeal approach that would revive jobless benefits immediately but leave other items like food stamps and aid to states for later legislation. She is insisting on a complete package.

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A point made by Speaker Pelosi that needs to be heard is that GOPers don't want to give people who are out of work $600 per week yet are perfectly happy and giving large businesses MILLIONS of dollars.

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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 07:10 AM

1. GOp and trump on defense with this issue in hopes of Pelosi concessions

and she has to hold the line. For america;s sake

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Mon Aug 3, 2020, 08:28 AM

2. Question on unemployment

My wife is out of work, she's an independent contractor whose employer shut down completely because of Covid-19, she's been collecting unemployment since mid March.

In MI, the last week of the $600 extra was the week before last, so when she certified her UE this morning, she got the $600 for 1 week, but the 2nd week only received the minimum amount of $160.

So my question is, keep filing and get paid that $160, or wait until the $600 is back in (or whatever the number will be)? She's using up her weeks of unemployment now at $160. Will they backdate the $600? It could put her in the position of having run out of unemployment in a couple months when there's still the $600 bonus available.

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