White House, Dems still agree on $1,200 checks but deadlocked on unemployment assistance
United States Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin arrives for the Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Hearings to examine implementation of Title I of the CARES Act on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, June 10, 2020.
By Tucker Higgins
Familiar fault lines continue to separate the White House and congressional Democrats on the next coronavirus stimulus package a day after an extended meeting between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and administration officials including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and chief of staff Mark Meadows.
Pelosi and Mnuchin both took to the airwaves on Sunday morning to lay out their competing visions for the rescue bill, ahead of a Monday meeting between the officials.The key sticking point separating Democrats and Republicans continues to be the federal boost to unemployment assistance, which was set at $600 a week in March but recently lapsed.