Coronavirus stimulus talks fall apart in ‘disappointing’ meeting between Democrats, White House
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows (R) and US Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin speak to the media after meeting with the US Senate Minority Leader and House Speaker on coronavirus relief at the US Capitol in Washington, DC on August 7, 2020.
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Coronavirus talks between Democratic leaders and the Trump administration ground to a halt Friday after the sides failed to bridge a gulf in how much they want to spend to combat a once-in-a-lifetime pandemic.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said he and White House chief of staff Mark Meadows would recommend that President Donald Trump take executive action to offer coronavirus aid “based on our lack of activity today.” The president would move to unilaterally address enhanced unemployment benefits and a federal eviction moratorium — which both lapsed late last …continued .
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