Top congressional Democrats and White House officials appeared to harden their stances on new coronavirus relief legislation on Wednesday, as settlements headed towards an endofweek deadline without any sign of a contract.
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U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi informed reporters after almost 2 hours of talks that Democrats were identified to reach agreement on a legal package however only if it met the needs of an American public reeling from months of constraints intended at stopping the spread of infections.
Another key mediator, White House Chief of Personnel Mark Meadows, told CNN that President Donald Trump stood ready to take unilateral action on pushing problems such as joblessness benefits and security from evictions if the talks can not produce agreement.
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Trump said he was thinking about unilateral action to promote the economy by allowing taxpayers to defer payroll tax payments– a proposition that has actually gained no traction among lawmakers of either celebration.
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New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, speaking on behalf of all U.S. governors, advised Congress to include $500 billion in unrestricted state financing.
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