Chinanews.com, August 4th. The US media reported that two people familiar with the matter were quoted by the US media. As the White House and Congressional Democrats had huge differences in the discussion of reaching a new round of bailout agreement, the Trump administration is considering Take potential "unilateral actions" to alleviate some of the economic consequences of the new crown epidemic, including measures that prohibit landlords from evictions.
According to reports, the Washington Post said that these discussions reflect that although the White House still maintains close contact with Democratic leaders, officials are increasingly pessimistic about Congressional negotiations and that they have missed the deadline for extending additional unemployment benefits.
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Trump pointed out that it is important for him to extend the expired unemployment compensation measures or to extend the expulsion protection order. "I will prevent tenants from being evicted, and if necessary, I will do so unilaterally," Trump said at a press conference. Two related plans were approved by Congress earlier this year, but they were all temporary.
In the past few weeks, the White House’s strategy in negotiations has changed many times. The Democratic Party passed a $3 trillion package in May, which includes extended unemployment benefits, new relief programs, assistance to states and localities, and various other projects. The White House initially opposed the bill and only recently began negotiations with the Democratic Party. The White House also took much longer than expected to reach an agreement with Senate Republicans on a bailout case, after several White House proposals were rejected.
The report said that while the White House is considering "unilateral action", negotiations between the Trump administration's senior envoy and the Democrats in Congress are still continuing. But because Republicans refused to negotiate during the summer, the negotiations did not officially begin until last week, and the differences between the two sides are still great.
The Democrats insisted on a $3 trillion bill that would address a series of medical and economic needs, while Trump administration officials have been pushing for an interim bill that will solve only a few issues, including unemployment Benefits and eviction protection expire.
Despite the fierce partisanship within Congress, reports say that in the past, Congress tended to try to take action when the deadline was approaching. However, when the $600 additional unemployment benefits received by 30 million American workers expired at the end of July, the two sides failed to reach a compromise. As the November general election approaches, partisan and policy differences have intensified. US media claimed that the "bipartisan spirit" demonstrated in the negotiations earlier this year has disappeared.
The Washington Post pointed out that this was one of the variables that led the White House to decide to take unilateral action. People familiar with the negotiations said that the negotiations are still in the preliminary stage and a final decision has not yet been made. The preferred route is still to reach an agreement with Congress.
On August 2, two White House external economic advisers, Stephen Moore and Phil Colburn, published a commentary in the Wall Street Journal, urging Trump to declare a "national economic emergency" and declare the Internal Revenue Service The payroll tax will be temporarily postponed. The effect will be to cut workers’ payroll taxes, something Trump has been seeking for a long time, but the legitimacy of this approach may be immediately attacked.
At present, it is not clear whether government officials have seriously considered this idea.