NANCY Pelosi was slammed by White House for “letting politics get in the way” of a deal for a second round $1,200 stimulus checks.
White House officials slammed Nancy Pelosi for ‘letting politics get in the way’ of another $1,200 round of checks[/caption]
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin called for a compromise in the deal[/caption]
Negotiations on another emergency coronavirus package that would include another $1,200 round of checks have come to a standstill[/caption]
Another coronavirus package with $1,200 checks for Americans has come to a standstill, as Democrats and Republicans go back-and-forth with negotiations.
“I think there is a compromise if the speaker is willing to move forward,” Mnuchin told CNBC of Pelosi.
“I am somewhat concerned that she’s afraid that any deal will be good for the president and obviously, we have politics that are getting in the way,” the White House treasury secretary claimed.
Mnuchin ensured that Donald Trump is doing “whatever he can to help small businesses” but added that “there are limitations.”
“And that’s why it’s very important that we have stimulus that helps the areas of the economy that need support,” Mnuchin said.
Mnuchin expressed the possibility of a compromise on another coronavirus package[/caption]
Democrats last week rejected a $500billion stimulus deal put forward by Republicans[/caption]
“The good news is that we are rebounding in a very, very significant way and Americans are beginning to see the benefits of the economy reopening,” he added.
During a call on Tuesday, Pelosi said she “wants the House to stay in session until a coronavirus deal is reached,” a PBS News Hour journalist reported.
Mock-up of a coronavirus stimulus check[/caption]
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Republicans and Democrats, however, have been at loggerheads over details of another coronavirus deal since.
Republicans last week proposed a $500billion deal – but it was rejected by Democrats.
As the emergency package negotiations continue, a group of 50 centrist Democrats and Republicans on Tuesday proposed a $1.52trillion bill that would include $1,200 checks.