Negotiations over the next COVID-19 rescue bill were in flux Friday after the White House floated cutting an unemployment benefits boost to as little as $100 and President Donald Trump turned to a new priority, adding money to build a new Federal Bureau of Investigation headquarters.
Senate Republicans and the Trump administration have reached an agreement in principle on the next COVID-19 relief package, but the final proposal will be released next week as the Trump administration has requested additional time to review the fine details, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday.
On Thursday, some GOP issues were resolved like the push for a payroll tax cut and the resolve that money for schools have to be exclusively for reopening.
As McConnell shuttered the Senate, he promised to return with "a strong, targeted piece of legislation aimed directly at the challenges we face right now".
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According to the summary, Republicans would agree to a flat, weekly amount below $600 during a "transition period".
Mnuchin said discussions between McConnell and the White House had been "very productive".
A number of different solutions were being discussed, the official said Thursday, including dropping the add-on payment to $100.
Democrats warned time was running out.
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The expanded benefits are slated to expire on July 31, although some states, including NY, will end the payments on Saturday or Sunday.
Rep. Richie Neal, D-N.J., the chairman of the House Ways & Means Committee, said the nation is on "the eve of an economic catastrophe".
The U.S. unemployment rate now stands at around 11 percent, with at least 30 million Americans out of work.
"People need the sustenance of day-to-day life", Neal said at the Capitol.
In the early days of the pandemic, Congress passed the expanded unemployment federal benefit, which has been the lifeline to stay afloat through widespread coronavirus-related layoffs for tens of millions of Americans. "The recovery is going to be slow", he said.
Republicans have jettisoned one of President Trump's key demands even before the start of negotiations with Democrats over the next coronavirus stimulus package.
The Republican plan is expected to include another round of $1,200 checks, as well as around $70 billion for schools-half of which will be tied to reopening. It would also pull revenue away from the tax that funds Social Security and Medicare.
Speaker Pelosi on Friday said the GOP is in "disarray" and they have failed to share a proposal for the next round of stimulus relief.
Republicans said talks were continuing.