The fate of the next coronavirus relief bill remains up in the air. After meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Friday, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin announced they “did not make any progress.”
Chief of Staff Mark Meadows
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said the only way there will be a delayed election is if every American votes by mail. On Sunday, Meadows explained President Trump has not looked into pushing back election day.
On Sunday, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi confirmed the latest coronavirus relief package is still up in the air. Pelosi explained the legislation will focus on the damage done by the pandemic, but reiterated lawmakers need to focus more on defeating the virus first.
White House officials met with top Democrats as part of ongoing negotiations on the next coronavirus relief package. Chief of Staff Mark Meadows and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin met with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) on Saturday.
According to President Trump, Democrats are to blame for stalled negotiations over a new round of stimulus. The legislation has been in the works for months, as Democrat and Republican lawmakers keep butting heads over major aspects of the package.
White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has rejected Democrat calls for widespread mail-in ballot voting in upcoming elections. According to Meadows, sending ballots to every household may undermine the integrity of this year’s elections.