The House and Senate would be forced to take up the rescue committee proposals with minimal delays, if they have bipartisan support. "America desperately needs our help", he said.
Before running for office, Trump expressed interest in redeveloping the Federal Bureau of Investigation property himself, and he has taken a strong personal interest in the effort to rebuild the headquarters.
CLAUDIA GRISALES, BYLINE: Hi, Ari. "This is, would seem inappropriate to put pork in a bill like this". "No matter what bills they were in at the start". To be clear, removing legal accountability from businesses would jeopardize the health and safety of workers and consumers and threaten the economic recovery.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R., Ark.) told his Republican colleagues at the same lunch that they should pay attention to what the vulnerable Senate Republicans needed from the package and accommodate them even if it meant more spending.
Depending on income and where someone lives, regular benefits replace only a portion of lost wages.
The Republican proposal would provide $20 billion in aid for agriculture, delegating broad discretion on spending to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue. It provides some $105 billion to schools and colleges, the K-12 funds tilted toward campuses that reopen with in-person learning. The remaining two-thirds, however, would be available only for schools with a state-approved physical reopening plan.
GRISALES: Very far apart - they've reiterated that they've already got the solution to all this. They called the White House-backed proposal as HEALS Act. That's a $3 trillion plan.
McConnell's comments came after Democrats accused Trump of self-dealing with his push on the Federal Bureau of Investigation building, which sits across the street from a downtown hotel that Trump owns on Pennsylvania Avenue, blocks from the White House.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced what he called a "tailored and targeted" plan focused on getting children back to school, employees back to work and support for a healthcare system grappling with an illness that has killed 150,000 Americans. He said the bill was weak, and it's too little, too late. They're seeking to extend the $600 federal supplement through January 2021, arguing that the economy remains in weak health and unemployment is high.
The basics of how much you could get would be similar to the CARES Act, which provided up to $1,200 for single filers who made $70,000 or less and joint filers who made $140,000 or less.
But conservative advocacy groups and activists have mobilized to push back hard against the plan from Messrs. Mnuchin negotiated earlier stimulus deals with Pelosi, maintaining a relationship with her even as she and Trump traded criticism. I imagine 200 is going to be a lot lower than Democrats want to go, just reflecting on Schumer's reaction.
Tonight, however, Republicans are set to meet.
SHAPIRO: But some of these unemployment benefits are expiring really soon, like Friday.
"This is absolutely a time to be generous and provide additional federal relief to people who've been laid off".
GRISALES: Thanks for having me. There is talk that there could be back payments for this.