Steven Mnuchin Says GOP Coronavirus Relief Package Will Be Released Monday

Nikki Attkisson | Last Updated : July 27, 2020

On Sunday morning United States Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin said that a coronavirus relief bill from Senate Republicans will be released Monday. He also said on FOX News Sunday that “House Democrats passed their relief bill back in May, fully two months ago but here we are, the last week of July, and the White House and Senate Republicans still can’t agree on just a GOP package.

The House controlled by the Democrats has passed a $3 trillion plan in May and the Republican-controlled by Senate has yet to introduce their proposal for a new round of coronavirus relief. But the Senate Republicans have rejected, including an extension of $600 increase in unemployment benefits, Also, an additional $1,200 stimulus check and additional funding for testing and contact tracing.

As Republicans battled, the White House group made light of the distinctions with the GOP congresspersons as exaggerated and said Trump was focused on providing relief.

Steven Mnuchin Says GOP Coronavirus Relief Package Will Be Released Monday

Meadows said, “The president has been very clear. He wants to make sure that the American people have what they need during this unprecedented time,” 

Steven Mnuchin also mentioned that the federal unemployment benefits and Payroll Protection Programs were due to run out soon and the federal ban on evictions ran out the day before. But Wallace asked Steven Mnuchin “Won’t millions of Americans and millions of businesses pay the price because the White House and Senate Republicans can’t get your act together.” And he replied that it was an “unfair characterization” of the current state of the GOP coronavirus relief plan. 

After meeting with the GOP considers payroll tax cut, another stimulus check in the next COVID bill.  Mnuchin told Wallace during their conversations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Ca., and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., “it was very clear that the Democrats were not going to give us a payroll tax cut so that is something that the president will come back and look at later in the year.”

The GOP plan was not expected to go to a vote yet fill in as a counter-offer to Democrats. That strategy enabled McConnell, who did not have full support from his GOP majority, to avoid having to endure a failed outcome. However, it additionally gave Democrats some influence in demanding their needs as a feature of any last arrangement.

The jobless benefit officially expires July 31, however, because of the manner in which states process joblessness installments, the cutoff was adequately Saturday. Other aid, including a federal eviction moratorium on millions of rental units, also expires at month’s end.

Mnuchin additionally said the $1,200 direct installments would be founded on a similar recipe from the prior guide bill. People making $75,000 or less, for instance, got everything and that creation more than $75,000 got under $1,200 relying upon their pay. People procuring above $100,000 didn’t meet all requirements for the installment.

There were various Republicans who dismissed this…They all said that they had no enthusiasm for that too,” Wallace said. “So you got blowback from democrats as well as from some top republicans too.” Pelosi and Schumer released a joint statement Friday criticizing the Republican delay in their coronavirus relief plan. 

“We had expected to be working during this time to discover shared view on the following COVID reaction bundle,” the announcement said. “It is just unsuitable that Republicans have had this whole an ideal opportunity to arrive at agreement among themselves and keep on thrashing.”

Nikki Attkisson

With over 15 years as a practicing journalist, Nikki Attkisson found herself at Powdersville Post now after working at several other publications. She is an award-winning journalist with an entrepreneurial spirit and worked as a journalist covering technology, innovation, environmental issues, politics, health etc. Nikki Attkisson has also worked on product development, content strategy, and editorial management for numerous media companies. She began her career at local news stations and worked as a reporter in national newspapers.

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