Stimulus talks are back on, sort of....
Our Senators arrived in Washington D.C. on Saturday and have been working non stop. Senator Blumenthal will join us this week for an update. See article below as from CNN for the latest update.
Excerpt below is directly from CNN article and the whole article can be found HERE
Trump's $1.8 trillion offer is more than the$1.6 trillion put on the table earlier this week but remains well below the $2.2 trillion in the billHouse Democrats passed last week.
The President said Friday that he'd like to see a bigger stimulus than what's currently being floated by either Democrats or his administration, but congressional Republicans remain opposed to a price tag over $1 trillion or any amount of new aid. Senate Republicans have united behind the price tag of $500 billion.
Pelosi has repeatedly argued that the actual legislative language -- and where that language directs the funds -- has become the most critical aspect of any deal, pushing particularly for funding for states and localities that have significant budget shortfalls, a key sticking point for the Trump administration.
In her letter Saturday, Pelosi dismissed Trump's proposal as wanting "more money at his discretion to grant or withhold, rather than agreeing on language prescribing how we honor our workers, crush the virus and put money in the pockets of workers."
The Democratic leader said "despite these unaddressed concerns" she remains "hopeful" that Friday's developments will inch them closer to a deal on a relief package.
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