MEADOWS: NO EXTENSION OF $600 UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFIT
Meadows argued in an interview on ABC’s “This week”, about the original employment insurance measure which has begun expiring shouldn’t be extended.
White House chief of staff, Mark Meadows on Sunday reiterated that the Trump administration and senate Republicans won’t extend a $600 boost in employment benefits in a forthcoming Corona virus relief package.
Meadows further argued that the original unemployment insurance measure which has begun expiring shouldn’t be extended because it “paid people to stay home” and disincentivized unemployed people Frome finding work. The administration has instead pushed for an unemployment provision that would replace up to 70 percent of worker’s wages.
But Republicans and the white House still need to negotiate with House Democrats, and the GOP unemployment stance will set up a partisan clash. House speaker Nancy pelosi, and other Democratic leaders have insisted on an extension of the $600 unemployment benefits which was allocated by the CARES Act rescue package in March.
Meadows and Treasury secretary Mnuchin were on Capitol Hill on Saturday to continue hammering out an economic relief proposal with senate Republicans after differences on a slew of issues delayed the release of the legislation last week.
Meadows said he and Mnuchin will head to Capitol Hill again to put the final touches on a $1 trillion bill majority leader Mitch McConnell (R_ky) is expected to unveil. ” I see us being able to provide unemployment insurance, maybe a retention credit to keep people from being displaced or brought back in the work place, helping our schools”.
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– Authored by Gugu Deborah, Nigeria.