Republicans and Democrats are far from a coronavirus relief deal as financial lifelines expire
A man walks past the U.S. Capitol building in Washington, June 25, 2020.
Al Drago | Reuters
Republicans and Democrats appeared far from striking a coronavirus relief deal Wednesday as millions of Americans wait to see whether Congress will renew financial lifelines during an ongoing economic and health crisis.
As negotiators cite little progress in talks and congressional leaders snipe at one another on Capitol Hill, the Trump administration again raised the prospect of a short-term plan to address only enhanced unemployment insurance and a federal eviction moratorium while the sides hash out a broader bill. Democrats have repeatedly rejected a temporary fix.
“We’re nowhere close to a deal,” White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said Wednesday after a meeting with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., according to reporters …continued .
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