"Unilateral action is certainly an option if the Democrats continue to find a plethora of ways to say no to reasonable options", a senior administration official told ABC News.
Schumer said, "We're not close yet, but it was a productive discussion and now each side knows where they're at".
Mnuchin said restoring the $600 supplemental jobless benefit is critically important to President Donald Trump. The administration is willing to extend the newly expired $600 jobless benefit, at least in the short term, but is balking at other Democratic demands like aid for state and local governments, food stamp increases, and assistance to renters and homeowners. "It is called a BAILOUT for many years of bad Dem Mgmt!"
"We're going to be negotiating every minute that is possible", despite the Republican-led Senate's adjournment for the weekend, House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told MSNBC in an interview.
"I'm not optimistic that there will be a solution in the very near term", Meadows said on CBS's "Face the Nation". He warned the timeline for passing an aid package might be weeks and not days during an appearance last week in Ashland, Kentucky.
The proposals for who may or may not qualify for a second stimulus check are coming into focus. "We went through a long list of policy issues on our side and on their side, as we've suggested in the past, there's clearly a subset of issues where we both agree on very much".
However, McConnell's timeline indicating "weeks" could potentially push the payments even later. The Senate is slated to leave for the August recess later this week, but it doesn't make sense for something to come together before that.
Scott also said that Democrats now want to spend another $3 trillion on top of the at least trillion that has now been spent. Quite a bit, it seems. "We want to fix the issue where in some cases people are overpaid, and we want to make sure there's the right incentives".
The Trump administration and some Senate Republicans however have been pushing for a reduction in those benefits, saying they should be tied to wages. However, both sides couldn't reach an agreement in time to prevent the lapse of the benefit officially on Friday. Pelosi has rejected that without more progress toward an agreement for a broader package.
The sides are also at odds over a liability shield for schools and businesses that's been deemed critical by McConnell. Yet lawmakers and the White House, sources say, are as far apart as they've ever been in talks on the next emergency aid package. "People need resources in order to meet the needs of their families", Pelosi said. "We're not negotiating with Democrats over that". The word "any" is the change that could result in additional dollars.
In the CARES Act, the cutoff to receive a $500 dependent check was age 16 and younger; college students under 24 were not eligible to receive a check.
He said aides would be meeting todayto go over details, and the principals would meet again Monday.
A dependent of any age.
A Democratic plan approved in the House back in May proposed a similar structure for dependents but with the amount being $1,200 instead of $500.
Extended unemployment payments and a second stimulus check are only part of the discussion over the HEALS Act and another stimulus package.
"Let's help those that have lost their jobs, get this economy open. But I think there is a desire to get something done as soon as we can".
Individuals who made less than $99,000 according to the adjusted gross income from their 2018 or 2019 taxes (whichever was most recently filed).
Single taxpayers with an adjusted gross income (AGI) above $99,000.