WASHINGTON (NBC News) – Congressional leaders will meet with representatives from the Trump administration Monday for another round of talks on the next coronavirus relief bill.
“We still have a long ways to go,” White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows said after the latest round of negotiations.
Expanded unemployment benefits expired Friday. Democrats have pushed to continue the $600 weekly payments; Republicans have proposed cutting the amount to $200.
There’s growing pressure on all sides to act, but little progress has been reported.
“I’m not optimistic that there will be a solution in the very near term,” Meadows said.
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