Negotiations on the new stimulus package will resume this week, which could be approved before the elections, said the Chief of Staff, Mark Meadows.
“I am optimistic that in the next two weeks … we will begin to have an impact among members of Congress.”, stated on Fox Business with Maria Bartiromo.
The presenter insisted that if there would be a new check for families before the elections.
“I think we will see it because I have had dozens of conversations with different congressmen and listening to them, I understand that they are listening to their representatives … their needs,” he said.
He added that this morning he spoke are senators, including the leader of the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) to resume negotiations.
He did not mention that the President’s Administration Donald trump support the $ 500 billion plan promoted by the Republicans, which does not include a new aid check.
On the negotiations with Democrats, Meadows acknowledged that they remain stagnant, especially because the speaker of the House, Nancy pelosi (California), is pushing for an additional $ 1 trillion in the comprehensive package, although there is agreement on several issues.
“There is more to what we agree than to what we disagree”, he claimed. “I think it is time to put politics aside and approve this stimulus … let it reach the president’s desk … and we can send one more help to the Americans.”
Bartiromo insisted that Pelosi doesn’t think anything will be approved before the election, but Meadows says other Democrats push for it.
“There is a lot of support among Democrats and Republicans who suggest that there may be a compromise, when we see how we can improve unemployment (insurance), how we can help schools, small businesses,” he said.
He criticized Pelosi defending the $ 2.2 billion planas it seeks to send money to cities that already had financial problems before the pandemic, such as New York.
This week Congress resumes activities, but will face the negotiation of the financial package for fiscal year 2021, which begins on October 1.
“We don’t want to see a government shutdown”the official told Fox News.
Mnuchin hoped that a “continuing resolution (CR)” will be reached that will allow the extension of government funding.
During those negotiations, the stimulus package could be included and, if so, the Tax Collection Office (IRS), you could start shipping at the end of the month.
President Trump says Democrats don’t want to approve the $ 1.3 trillion plan, because they fear it will “re-launch” their re-election campaign.