Chinanews.com, August 20. According to a report by the American Chinese website, on the 19th local time, the White House urged Congress to pass a streamlined version of the new crown epidemic relief bill as soon as possible, but the Democrats said that progress in the rescue negotiations may have to wait until After the Labor Day holiday on September 7.
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According to reports, on the 12th day after negotiations between the White House and Congressional Democrats on the bailout bill broke down, Senate Republicans launched a streamlined version of their previously proposed $1 trillion bill, hoping to vote in the Republican-led Senate.
At the call of the Speaker of the House of Representatives Pelosi, the House of Representatives will return to Congress on August 22 to vote on a proposal to reform the United States Postal Service. The White House Chief of Staff Meadows called on Democrats to use the opportunity to vote on the streamlined bailout bill, which includes issuing bailout checks to individuals and providing funds for personal protective equipment and schools.
Meadows told reporters: "I think the prospects for reaching a streamlined agreement are better than ever, but we still have not reached an agreement. If Pelosi wants to vote on a separate proposal for the post office... let's put Things that can be agreed upon are added."
However, the Democrats directly rejected the request of the White House and Republicans to pass the streamlined bill. They said that Americans need extensive legislation and accused the Republicans of failing to realize the severity of the crisis.
Democratic Senator Kane said he does not expect the White House to take negotiations seriously until the Republican National Convention next week. He also expects that Republicans will vigorously promote the temporary relief measures authorized by the executive order signed by President Trump during the convention.
Kane said: "Once the Republican convention is over, you will see serious negotiations restart. This means that we can do something after Labor Day ends, when we end the recess."
The Senate and House of Representatives will adjourn on September 8 and 14, respectively.