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Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:14 PM

White House, Democrats Agree To Try And Reach Coronavirus Relief Deal On Evictions, Unemployment Aid

Source: Washington Post

By Seung Min Kim, Erica Werner, Carol D. Leonnig, and Jeff Stein, 1 hr ago.

The White House and Democratic leaders agreed to try and finalize a deal to address lapsed unemployment benefits and eviction restrictions by the end of this week and hold a vote in Congress next week, suddenly trying to rush stalled talks in the face of growing public and political unrest.

Senior White House officials said on Tuesday they made "very concrete offers" to Democrats related to unemployment benefits and eviction protections, and after days of bickering both sides now appear to be trying to move closer to a compromise. The agreement on a timeline came in a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.), Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.

The four have been meeting nearly daily for a week. Their agreement Tuesday on a specific timeline to reach an overall deal constituted the most concrete progress yet. It suggests the White House has backed off efforts to pass a stand-alone extension of unemployment benefits -- and will also stand down, at least for now, on more recent threats to act unilaterally through executive orders if no deal can be reached with Congress.

"I may not have to sign [executive orders]. Progress is being made," President Trump told reporters at the White House. Pelosi and Schumer also pointed to signs of progress in earlier comments to reporters. "We agree that we want to have an agreement," Pelosi said, adding: "This takes time, and it takes specificity." - Read More...


Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/white-house-democrats-agree-to-try-and-reach-coronavirus-relief-deal-on-evictions-unemployment-aid-by-end-of-this-week/ar-BB17zdET



"Chuck and I are master negotiators," Pelosi said in a PBS interview Tuesday evening.

The quartet will meet again on Wednesday.

The new talks started because on Tuesday Republicans in the Senate began emphasizing that they will need to remain in D.C. until a new round of pandemic aid is enacted. They're also concerned about facing voters' wrath at home with coronavirus deaths rising and the economic recovery stalled.

On Friday, some 30 million jobless Americans lost $600-a-week enhanced unemployment benefits when the assistance lapsed, and a moratorium on rental evictions also recently expired.

The Senate was supposed to adjourn for August recess starting next week, but it's not looking likely.

- Democrats report coronavirus relief progress as McConnell says he is prepared to support a deal, CNBC, Aug. 4, 2020.
https://www.cnbc.com/2020/08/04/coronavirus-stimulus-bill-updates-talks-on-unemployment-evictions-continue.html




- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Minority Leader Senator Chuck Schumer on Capitol Hill, Monday, Aug, 3, 2020.

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Reply White House, Democrats Agree To Try And Reach Coronavirus Relief Deal On Evictions, Unemployment Aid (Original post)
appalachiablue Aug 4 OP
onecaliberal Aug 4 #1
appalachiablue Aug 4 #3
Sherman A1 Aug 4 #2
appalachiablue Aug 4 #5
Just_Vote_Dem Aug 4 #4
appalachiablue Aug 4 #6
Just_Vote_Dem Aug 4 #7
appalachiablue Aug 4 #8
Just_Vote_Dem Aug 4 #9
appalachiablue Aug 4 #10
eggplant Aug 5 #12
Just_Vote_Dem Aug 5 #14
yaesu Aug 4 #11
Polybius Aug 5 #13
duforsure Aug 5 #15

Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:17 PM

1. The House of Representatives is responsible for appropriations.

They hold the power of the purse.

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Response to onecaliberal (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:26 PM

3. For sure

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:26 PM

2. Good news

for so very many.

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Response to Sherman A1 (Reply #2)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:35 PM

5. It is, fingers crossed!

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:32 PM

4. Another $1200 check would hit the spot as well n/t

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:36 PM

6. You bet!

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:42 PM

7. Yep!

My eyeglasses cost $400 after insurance pays their part. If we get another stimulus check, I'm getting a new pair of specs post haste, heh.

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:47 PM

8. Go for it! I need a new pair for reading after only several yrs.

but it will have to wait a bit...

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Response to appalachiablue (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:49 PM

9. Hope its not a long wait

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #9)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 09:51 PM

10. No, it will happen in 6 months or so...

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #7)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:36 AM

12. Try Zenni

They are really inexpensive for glasses.

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Response to eggplant (Reply #12)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 05:48 AM

14. I'll check it out, thanks! n/t

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Response to Just_Vote_Dem (Reply #4)

Tue Aug 4, 2020, 11:30 PM

11. A 2000 check that Dems proposed sounds better. Ifthey can afford a 600 weekly ubi for the unemployed

im sure they can afford a monthly 2000 ubi for the rest of us. i hope those on fixed income or don't qualify for unemployment aren't left out.

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Response to yaesu (Reply #11)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 01:41 AM

13. Please point to a link where Dems proposed $2,000 a month

I searched but canít find anything except for something Kamala Harris said.

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Response to appalachiablue (Original post)

Wed Aug 5, 2020, 06:16 AM

15. How about getting the monthly checks to those seniors

Who've gotten only $300 a month from the $1200 one time check , and others are getting $2400 a month. Seniors are getting screwed if this isn't more on a monthly basis until this is over. Or are seniors going to get screwed over again this round with another paltry $1200 one time payout.

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