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Mnuchin declined to say what the administration offered during the meeting, which was the fourth time the group has met in so many days. But Meadows later tweeted that they were offering a “temporary extension of necessary unemployment benefits.”
“The proposals we made were not warmly received,” Meadows told Capitol reporters.
Trump and his chief of staff indicated a few hours before the meeting that they expected Democrats to agree to a smaller deal on just two issues: unemployment benefits and the prevention of evictions.
“I think it’s probably about solving the problem of improved unemployment,” Meadows said, when asked about the purpose of the meeting. “So we want to go ahead and … address eviction arrangements that will hopefully prevent people from being evicted from their homes, at least until the end of the year, in both.”
Trump intervened in the evictions as he spoke from the White House saying that “we are asking Democrats to work with us to find a solution that will temporarily end evictions.”
Pelosi and Schumer, who have remained united during the talks for many days, were rejected on the grounds of getting a short-term or short-lived bill.
Democrats have repeatedly said they do not want a short-term deal or a smaller bill.
The shutdown comes when the $ 600 federal unemployment benefit for the week expires on Friday. With which the Senate left the city until Thursday and the negotiators did not have a close agreement, they did not have a guaranteed deadline.
Democrats, leaving the meeting behind closed doors, accused the White House of trying to make a fragmented deal that would not respond to the crisis caused by the spread of the coronavirus, which has ravaged the economy and killed more than 152,000 northerners. -Americans, according to data. of Johns Hopkins University.
“We had a long discussion. And we don’t think they understand the seriousness of the problem. What’s basic is that it’s the health problem and the most serious economic problem we’ve had in a century and 75 years and it’s really needed.” good bold and strong action, and they don’t get it, ”Schumer told reporters.
Asked if they made any progress at the meeting, Schumer noted that they talked about “parameters.” And Pelosi specified that he thought Meadows and Mnuchin “understand we have to have a bill.”
“They just don’t realize how big it has to be,” Pelosi added.
The four are expected to speak again on Friday, probably by phone, and will meet on Saturday.
The meeting took place after the Senate blocked proposals for relief against the coronavirus.
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But Schumer blocked the bill. Democrats then tried to pass the $ 3 trillion House bill, but Republicans were blocked.
Democrats also blocked a one-week extension of the $ 600-a-week benefits.
Meadows told reporters that Trump would have supported extending the current federal benefit to its current level for a week. Under the CARES Act, the original legislation that included the unemployment increase, benefits are scheduled to formally expire on Friday.
However, due to the timing and how many states send benefits, they began to expire on July 25th. And with the Senate out of town until Monday, even if the four negotiators had reached an agreement, there would still have been an additional lapse. unemployment benefits.
Asked on Thursday night about the offer of a one-week extension, Pelosi asked “what is a one-week extension for?”
“A one-week extension is good if you have a bill and they draft it for you, the details, the wording, legislative advice, the Congressional Budget Office, the Standards Commission,” he said.
“That’s an extension of a week. That is, it’s not worth it. It’s not worth it unless you use it for that purpose,” he added.