New York : Congress has the time against to finance government and approve economic aid

New York :

Congress has the time against to finance government and approve economic aid

Nancy Pelos and Mitch McConnell.

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Congress could postpone its session to December 18 to finalize the refinancing of the federal government and an economic aid plan.

Dec. 11 is the deadline for both houses to decide about $ 1.5 trillion for the president’s administration Donald trump finish your four-year term.

Also on the table is the discussion of the economic stimulus package of $ 900,000 million, which is focused on companies, unemployment benefits and resources to tend the coronavirus pandemic. The bipartisan plan is supported by Democratic leaders Nancy pelosi (California), Speaker of the House, and Charles schumer (New York), leader of his caucus in the Senate.

The leader of the Republicans in the Senate, Mitch McConnell (Kentucky), is pushing for a $ 500 billion plan alone.

The bad news for citizens is that none of the projects includes $ 1,200 dollars direct financial aid per person.

Nor is the possibility of congressmen taking up the Treasury secretary’s proposal, either. Steven Mnuchin, to use the $ 455,000 million remnants of the CARES Act to send a new direct economic aid and allocate resources to companies.

The chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Richard Shelby, and the senator Patrick Leahy (Vermont.), A senior panel member, said most of the budget deal is settled.

There are some outstanding issues, such as the border wall, the beds available for the Immigration Service and Customs Control (ICE), Veterans Affairs medical care, among others.

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