On Monday, meetings and negotiations began again in Washington around a new stimulus package that millions of Americans hope will be authorized very soon to receive relief to help them overcome the economic crisis in which the effects of COVID-19 have plunged entire families.

And the balance of the first day of talks between the leaders of Congress and the Trump Administration turned out to be very positive , judging by the words of several officials and legislators who reported on Monday that plans for a new economic relief are on the right track.

President Trump’s chief of staff Mark Meadows mentioned that federal government delegates met with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, Vice President Pence and the Republican minority leader of the House, Kevin McCarthy, to begin analyzing an original plan that is estimated to be $ 1.3 billion to reach out to businesses and families.

The republican proposal is well below the one approved in May by the House, which is in the order of 3 trillion dollars, contained in the Heroes Law, which would guarantee, among other things, to maintain the $ 600 bonus to the unemployed until 2021 and give checks of $ 1,200 to those who earn up to 75,000 and a portion to those who earn up to $ 99,000.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke to reporters on his way out of meetings on July 20, and gave a positive report.

 

The republican proposal is well below the one approved in May by the House, which is in the order of 3 trillion dollars, contained in the Heroes Law, which would guarantee, among other things, to maintain the $ 600 bonus to the unemployed until 2021 and give checks of $ 1,200 to those who earn up to 75,000 and a portion to those who earn up to $ 99,000.

House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy spoke to reporters on his way out of meetings on July 20, and gave a positive report.

As reported by USA Today , the lawmaker mentioned that both Republicans and the Trump Administration talked about offering a second round of checks , while also touching on an eventual payroll tax cut, two points that should be debated.

The tax issue had been proposed and promoted by the president, although the Republicans themselves did not seem to be very convinced originally.

McCarthy confirmed that the taxable payroll reduction and a new check are on the table, but clarified that the details should be discussed this week and that specifically on Tuesday they will discuss those issues in detail in the next round of meetings.

“What we are going to do is follow the discussion in the White House with a discussion at noon tomorrow with our members, see if we can develop a kind of common approach to this on our part, and then start reaching out to the Democrats,” said the legislator on Capitol Hill.

In the late afternoon, the House’s minority leader shared a photo with Trump and several officials and reaffirmed the upside .

“ Very productive meeting today in the Oval Office with President @realdonaldtrump, @vp Pence, @senatemajldr McConnell and @markmeadows. Republicans are united – we will get America back to work safely! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 ”, said the Republican.

Trump also spoke on Monday on the issue of payroll tax cuts and said: “I think it is an incentive for companies to hire their workers and keep their workers.”

 

Amelia Warner– After graduating from NYU with a master's degree in history, She was also a columnist for many local newspapers. Amelia Warner mostly covers Entertainment topics, but at times loves to write about movie reviews as well.

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