"Americans should be outraged at Senate Republicans and the Trump administration for wasting months and, at the 11th hour, offering a proposal so weak that it would only guarantee our country's backslide into the Covid-19 crisis", the groups said.
"This has been a major flash point of Republican negotiations over the course of the last several days between the White House and Senate Republicans", said Mattingly, "and if you want to know how Senate Republicans really feel about it, take a listen to what Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had to say".
But it would slash the current expanded unemployment benefit from the $600 per week in addition to state unemployment, which expires on Friday, to $200.
As dissatisfaction with President Trump's handling of the pandemic continues to run high, Zeller reports that the publication's Capitol Insiders Survey of 126 congressional aides this month "found that almost two-thirds of Democratic staffers thought the virus would benefit their side, politically, in November".
Beyond party divisions, the Kentucky Republican also has been buffeted by demands from the White House, such as President Donald Trump's insistence on a payroll tax holiday, that had little support among Republicans or Democrats.More news: Coronavirus: Spanish PM says UK's travel restrictions 'unjust'
"The bill [has] a $1.75 billion new Federal Bureau of Investigation building in it", said host Erin Burnett. "It's long past time for the real negotiations to begin".
The plan would give many Americans direct payments of $1,200 each, provide billions in loans to small businesses and help schools reopen.
Pelosi scoffed at the GOP proposal to reduce unemployment benefits. Then, people making $75,000 or less received the full amount and those making more than $75,000 received less, depending on their income. It would be gradually phased out for people with taxable income up to $99,000; those above that income level would be ineligible for payments.
"Honestly I see us being able to provide unemployment insurance, maybe a retention credit to keep people from being displaced or brought back into the workplace, helping with our schools - if we can do that along with liability protections perhaps we put that forward, get that passed as we negotiate on the rest of the bill in the weeks to come", White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadowssaidin an interview Sunday onABC. "When they fire the state and local government employees, they're going on unemployment insurance".
Pelosi called the Republican proposal "pathetic". "That's just a fact".More news: Coronavirus: Human trial of COVID-19 vaccine ‘Covaxin’ begins at Odisha hospital
Immediate opposition from some of McConnell's fellow Republicans, as well as from Democrats, signaled a tough round of negotiations ahead.
About $2 trillion. Senate Republicans are expected to unveil a package on Monday worth about $1 trillion, while Democrats in the House of Representatives passed an aid bill in May worth some $3 trillion.
"The American people need more help, they need it to be comprehensive, and they need it to be carefully tailored to this crossroads", McConnell said as he rolled out the GOP package.
"What they're saying to essential workers, 'you have to go to work because you're essential". The National Association of State Workforce Agencies has warned in a memo circulated on Capitol Hill that targeted wage replacement could take most states "8 to 20 weeks or more" to implement from the date of the Department of Labor's guidance.More news: Intel announces technology team restructuring amid 7nm woes