Mnuchin says coronavirus relief bill will not include payroll tax cut

Mnuchin says coronavirus relief bill will not include payroll tax cut

Mnuchin says coronavirus relief bill will not include payroll tax cut

On Sunday, he told Fox News: "I would consider not signing [the relief bill] if we don't have a payroll tax cut".

Afterward, Mnuchin declared that the administration had reached a "fundamental agreement" with Senate Republicans.

A number of different solutions were being discussed, the official said Thursday, including dropping the add-on to $100.

Washington Correspondent Kyle Midura also asked the senators about the latest on negotiations surrounding another coronavirus relief package.

Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the plan would likely be released next week. The Democratic-controlled House has approved a bill to remove statues of Lee and other Confederate leaders from the Capitol, and Speaker Nancy Pelosi last month ordered that the portraits of four speakers who served the Confederacy be removed from the ornate hall just outside the House chamber.

Liability refers to a key White House and Republican demand to set up legal protections that would make it hard for workers to win lawsuits against their employers if employees become sick at work.

"We're not going to continue in its current form because we're not going to pay people more money to stay at home than work", Mnuchin said.

Not all Republicans agree with the cut in unemployment benefits.

Mr. Trump has argued in favor of a payroll tax cut for months, despite reluctance from members of his own party to embrace the proposal. Hardly any GOP senators support the idea. Instead, McConnell and some Republicans prefer another round of direct $1,200 cash payments to Americans. Of the $70 billion for K-12 schools, Blunt said, "Half of that will go to every school on a per capita basis". A document circulating among lobbyists claims the package would increase the deduction for business meals to 100%, offering help to the restaurant industry.

The Washington Post reported that the White House also complicated the talks by renewing a push for language related to the location of the Federal Bureau of Investigation building in downtown Washington, D.C., which is catty-corner from the Trump International Hotel.

"This administration has chose to pursue a radical and risky policy to set prices based on rates paid in countries that he (Trump) has labelled as socialist, which will harm patients today and into the future", Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America swas quotd as saying by the BBC. There will also be $26 billion for vaccines and $15 billion for research programs at the National Institutes of Health.

The GOP wants allocate around $25 billion for coronavirus testing. "There is no benefit from dumping money from helicopters into people's laps".

Trump presented Ryun with the Presidential Medal of Freedom during a ceremony Friday at the White House.

"One of the reasons we are up against this cliff is that Republicans have dithered", Schumer said Thursday at a news conference with Pelosi.

Democrats passed a $3 trillion package in May that they want to use as the starting point for their negotiations.

Congress in March approved a massive $2.2 trillion CARES package, the biggest of its kind in USA history.

The severity of the prolonged virus outbreak is upending American life. A new AP-NORC poll said half of Americans laid off now believe their jobs will not return.

Still, some Republicans said they are unlikely to approve any new aid.

"I will strenuously resist any attempt by Sen".

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