Senate Republicans want a deal on the next stimulus package. Congressional inaction leaves public opinion without a vital artery, at a time when coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are on the rise in several Midwestern states and elsewhere. An unprecedented $3 trillion stimulus conference, adopted in the spring, largely continued, with unemployment benefits, small business assistance, aid to the aviation industry, housing assistance and other programs at the end of the contract. Congress left Washington until after the election, without adopting new measures to relieve the economy or health, even though the coronavirus pandemic is growing and the economy is in freefall. The prospects for a cyclical agreement remain doubtful and negotiations have been largely suspended after repeated attempts to compromise. A White House proposal to cut payroll taxes has been dropped. The recovery plan is also at the forefront of the August summer holiday period. A major stimulus package would likely include a number of things that resemble the revised $2.2 trillion HEROES Bill that passed the House of Representatives in early October. These include a $1,200 stimulus check, additional federal unemployment benefits and aid to cities and states. Finance Minister Steven Mnuchin, who was negotiating on behalf of the Trump administration at the time, insisted that cities and states be helped when negotiations were halted.
According to a tweet from political reporter Burgess Everett, House Democrats have also made a proposal to McConnell, but its content is little known. However, if the package exceeds a trillion dollars — and we will keep our eyes open on one last number — it is hard to see McConnell pass the package in the Senate. Time is running out for a stimulus package to be adopted by the end of 2020. During this period, the pandemic and the resulting economic downturn are expected to worsen. An appropriate new stimulus cycle will be even more important. The talks came to an end in part because the multi-party emergency shared by the White House and Congress earlier this year had dissipated over the summer, in the run-up to the November elections. Instead, the White House and Democratic leaders became entangled during the talks and never committed to an agreement. With Tuesday`s activity, there is more hope than in a few weeks that a new economic recovery plan can be adopted before 2021. Congress returned to Washington on Monday and set up a test for the collective will of lawmakers to pass more COVID-19 aid by the end of 2020. This is the last chance to renew the critical aid, which expires on 31 December, which includes additional unemployment benefits and protection for tenants from forced evictions.
The next bill may or may not contain a second stimulation test. If not, the country will probably have to wait until February for the next possible bill. Their conversations have shown little sign of progress, but neither Pelosi nor Mnuchin seem to want to be the one who says it`s over. Pelosi continues to insist that she wants a deal before the election, which would include, among other things, a new round of business controls worth $1,200. But at the same time, their rhetoric has changed in recent days to highlight the possibility of a bigger and better discharge law, which will be passed in the future, with retroactive benefits – a scenario that seems possible only under a Biden administration.