Coronavirus: Final talk about new aid package for US economy fails 1 hour ago
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The last negotiations at the US Congress to push another stimulus for the coronavirus-destroyed economy have collapsed in a corny way.
Democrats and Republicans remain at odds on everything from unemployment benefits to financial aid for schools to injecting money into state coffers.
The U.S. unemployment rate was 10.2%, higher than any level during the 2008 financial crisis.
Unemployment benefits have expired due to a federal moratorium on eviction.
Failure to reach a deal will disappoint tens of millions of unemployed Americans who were paid an additional $ 600 (£ 450) a week on their usual unemployment benefits during the outbreak. That payment expired last month and Republicans wanted to cut that amount.
On Friday, Nancy Pelosi, the most powerful elected Democrat's House of Representatives House of Representatives, held a meeting in her Capitol Hill office with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows.
Pelosi said at a press conference that she was willing to offer a multibillion-dollar compromise on the 3.5-ton (2.7-ton) stimulus bill passed by her democratically controlled chamber. But the Republican Senate refused.
"We will drop a trillion, you add a trillion," she told reporters as she occupied her position, adding: "We have a moral responsibility to find common points."
When he entered Mrs Pelosi's office on Friday, Mr Mnuchin called her proposal "a non-starter".
Republicans want a package that is close to the $ 1tn total and wants any deal, including legal protections for employers, against virus-related health claims from workers.
They also need less help from local governments than Democrats are looking for.
At a surprise press conference Friday evening from his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey, where he spent the weekend, President Trump blamed Democratic congressional leaders for a stalemate.
Nancy Pelosi and Chuck Schumer continue to insist on radical leftist policies that are not involved in the Chinese virus,he said.
He added: If Democrats continue to hold hostage for this important relief, I will act under my authority as president to give Americans the https://www.168slotxo.net/ relief they need. 

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