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Fri Jul 31, 2020, 01:53 PM

White House, Democrats trade blame on expiration of jobless benefits [View all]

Source: Washington Post

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows says Democrats rejected reasonable offers; Pelosi disputes.

The White House and congressional Democrats traded blame on Friday for the expiration of enhanced unemployment benefits for millions of Americans, which have run out as negotiations over extending them stalled on Capitol Hill.

White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said Democrats had rejected reasonable offers during talks at the Capitol late Wednesday night, and said they “are certainly willing today to let some of the American citizens who are struggling the most under this pandemic to go unprotected."

"The president has been very clear for us to be aggressive and forward-leaning to make sure that they get protected and yet what we’re seeing is politics as usual from Democrats on Capitol Hill,” Meadows said, addressing reporters in the White House briefing room.

As he was speaking, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was holding her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill, where she derided Republicans for trying to advance a short-term unemployment insurance fix with their backs against the wall.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/07/31/congress-bailout-unemployment-insurance/

What is not in dispute is that Republicans did nothing for months to address the issue, instead trying to hope and pray it away.

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