Headline RoundupOctober 1st, 2020

House Democrats Postpone Stimulus Talks; Negotiations to Continue

Summary from the AllSides News Team

On Wednesday, House Democrats postponed the vote on a $2.2 billion stimulus check. The vote was postponed until Thursday to allow House Speaker Nancy Pelosi more time to negotiate a potential bipartisan deal, according to a report from USA Today. The postponement comes after Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met Wednesday to discuss an economic-relief deal and did not reach an agreement. Democrats’ bill includes an extended weekly $600 through Jan. 2021, a second round of $1,200 household payments, $436 billion in aid to state and local governments and a renewed Paycheck Protection Program. Mnuchin’s counteroffer is similar to a $1.5 trillion package proposed by the bipartisan Problem Solvers Caucus in the House earlier this month. Talks halted when President Donald Trump signed a series of executive orders in August. Coverage from some right-rated outlets tended to focus on the details of the Democrats’ proposal. Some center-rated outlets framed the $2.2 trillion as unlikely to pass.

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