White House Coronavirus Task Force Briefing: NPR

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President Trump answers questions from reporters as he talks about the coronavirus response on April 7, 2020.

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President Trump answers questions from reporters as he talks about the coronavirus response on April 7, 2020.

Alex Brandon / AP

The White House coronavirus response team is expected to make a presentation on Wednesday as another debate intensifies over additional economic relief for the disaster.

Millions of Americans did not pay their rent last week, according to new statistics, and forecasts suggest that these deficits may worsen as the economy tightens amid drastic countermeasures to slow the economy. spread of the virus.

In this context, President Trump and the Democrats in Congress are haggling over the size of the next bill designed to help Americans weather the crisis when many of them cannot work.

Trump said on Tuesday that he intends to ask Congress for an additional $ 250 billion in payroll assistance. Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Leader for Minorities Chuck Schumer responded Wednesday by asking for the double.

There seems to be a broad consensus in Washington on the need for increased support for payroll relief and possibly even more relief legislation. Trump and congressional leaders have all generally declared that they definitely want it or that they are open to prospect.

However, the big questions now are how much Washington could add to the trillion dollars of aid it authorized and when the Americans could get that money on hand.



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