The Coronavirus Is Still Spreading, Trump And Congress Are Still Dithering
WASHINGTON ― Two months after Congress passed its last coronavirus response bill, and despite a number of approaching deadlines, Republicans and Democrats appear far apart on another round of economic relief.
House Democrats passed a bill in May totaling $3 trillion. White House aides are advising President Donald Trump on a relief package of at least $2 trillion. And Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has told Trump he doesn’t want the next measure to be more than $1 trillion.
But disagreement on the overall size of the next bill is far from the biggest hurdle. Perhaps the most contentious sticking point in the legislation is what Republicans don’t want: a continuation of extra unemployment benefits beyond their July 31 expiration.
McConnell told House Republicans in …continued .
[Source: Huffington Post]