The Secretary of the Treasury Department, Steven Mnuchin, said that the parties would have reached an agreement on an essential matter
The spokeswoman for the Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosi, and the spokesperson for the White House in talks for a new stimulus package, Steven Mnuchin they would have reached an agreement as to the language of a national coronavirus testing strategy with minimal edits.
A report this Thursday from FOX News citing a source from Treasury Department familiar with the discussion indicated that this Friday the plan would be shared.
The source also said that Mnuchin, secretary of the aforementioned agency, and Pelosi are continuing negotiations for a new stimulus package and that their respective teams will exchange language aspects in various areas for review.
Pelosi’s chief of staff, Drew Hamill, He confirmed the information through his Twitter account with messages in which he indicated that he is ready to review the updates in the language.
“The staff exchange language in various areas in which the spokesperson and the commissions that have jurisdiction will review,” the chief of staff said in a tweet.
Hamill further said that Mnuchin stated that the President Donald Trump would evaluate with the Senate Majority Speaker, the Republican Mitch McConnell, the agreement reached with Pelosi.
McConnell pushes for other legislation
McConnell is one of those who opposes Trump’s proposed $ 1.8 trillion plan that includes stimulus checks of $ 1,200 to individuals and $ 1,000 to dependents as excessive.
The top Republican in the Senate said Tuesday that next week the Senate will vote for “targeted” economic relief legislation. The majority leader in that body did not specify whether his plan includes a second round of stimulus checks.
Trump would increase the figure
For his part, Trump yesterday indicated to FOX Business that he is willing to increase the figure amid claims from Democrats who consider the $ 1.8 trillion to be insufficient.
“Absolutely, I would. I would say more. I would go higher. Go big or go home, I said it yesterday, “said the president.
However, Trump added that Pelosi “does not want to give anything.”