Another COVID-19 aid package expected on Monday

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin assures that the fine-tuned proposal has the support of President Donald Trump.
Mgn 1280x960 00424b00 Oevyg

WASHINGTON (AP) – Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin says Republicans are set to roll out the next COVID-19 aid package on Monday. Mnuchin assures that the fine-tuned proposal has the support of President Donald Trump. Mnuchin and the White House’s acting chief of staff, Mark Meadows, met Saturday on Capitol Hill to salvage the $1 trillion proposal that was abruptly pulled back just days ago. Mnuchin told reporters at the Capitol that extending an expiring unemployment benefit – but reducing it substantially – is a top priority for Trump. Mnuchin’s optimistic assessment comes before Democrats weigh in publicly on the updated proposal, which remains only a starting point in negotiations.

Categories: Capitol News, Money, US & World