Breakthrough seen on coronavirus relief bill with Fed loan compromise
In the Senate on Saturday morning, Schumer referred to “a $ 1 trillion relief package” negotiators aimed to secure, which is above the $ 900 billion target that has been cited in recent days. This could suggest Democrats were making progress on negotiating the price in return for a deal that preserves some of what Toomey wants.
Ranking of the finances of the Democratic Senate Ron Wyden said he was more focused on solving the “Toomey problem” as well as providing more generous unemployment benefits, which at the start of the week were hovering around $ 300 per week. Wyden, D-Ore., Said he wanted to get that figure as close to $ 600 as possible, the amount provided in March which ended at the end of July.
“What I spend my time on is basically, especially now with the Toomey problem and the unemployment problem, and I try to get him as close to the problem as possible. [$]600, “Wyden told reporters.” I will continue until the last minute to try to get as much help as possible for all of these families on an economic tightrope. “
Likewise, Sen. Bernie sanders, I-Vt., Said “we are striving” to obtain direct payments to households in excess of $ 600 per person, as currently envisioned. He wants $ 1,200 as provided in the March law, although that number seems unlikely. Sanders said on Friday he could oppose the big omnibus bill taking shape without “substantial” tax payments.
Pelosi told Democrats during their conference call on Saturday that she was pushing back GOP efforts to cut food aid in the package, another source on the call said.