Coronavirus Relief Bill Remains up in Air as Negotiations Resume
WASHINGTON (AP) — Negotiations on a huge COVID-19 relief bill are set to resume, but the path forward promises to be challenging.
The Trump administration negotiating team and top Capitol Hill Democrats reported progress over the weekend even as they highlighted their differences. Ahead of Monday’s talks, all sides predict a long slog ahead despite the lapse of a $600-per-week supplemental jobless benefit. At least several more days of talks are expected. The White House is seeking opportunities to boost President Donald Trump, like more $1,200 stimulus payments.
Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wants big money for state and local governments.
(Story written By ANDREW TAYLOR/AP)