Congress and Democrats have rejected four separate coronavirus stimulus plans presented by President Trump's administration, White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows announced on Friday.
Democrats have not even proposed a counter offer, Meadows said. Unemployment insurance and evictions protections may expire if a deal is not reached.
Trump encouraged Democrats to work with Republicans
"To pass a bill, Democrats must reject the extreme partisan voices in their party," Trump said Thursday. "They're looking at November 3, and probably a day later they'll say, ‘ok, let's open up the country.' But the Democrats have to reject the extreme partisan voices in their party so we can get our country going even quicker than it's going right now."
Trump said he wanted the bill to include a temporary extension of unemployment insurance, a pause on evictions, and more than $100 billion so schools can safely reopen in the fall.
🔦 Democrats, as well as some Republicans, also rejected a bill proposed by Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell earlier this week.