Trump Now Backs Bigger Stimulus Bill as Pelosi Feeling Pressure From Democrats

BY RICK MORAN

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here was some movement in the effort to pass another coronavirus relief bill in Congress as Donald Trump signaled his willingness to accept a higher dollar amount than the $1 trillion previously offered.

The Democrats in the House are getting antsy and want to see the speaker back at the negotiating table with Republicans. But for the moment, Pelosi is standing firm on her demand that the White House commit to a bill worth at least $2.2 trillion.

If Trump cracks the whip, GOP senators will fall in line. So right now it’s up to Nancy Pelosi and the Democrats whether they really want to give relief to the millions who need it, or whether they just want to make Trump and Republicans the villains.

The “Problem Solvers Caucus” proposal might break the logjam between the parties. While there are points of agreement in the proposal, including another individual $1200 stimulus for taxpayers, extended unemployment benefits, and money to help the schools, aid from Washington to states is a non-starter for some Republicans and the $500 billion in the proposal is far too rich for Trump’s blood.

The GOP is arguing that the state aid in the first pandemic relief bill passed in April is still unspent and it’s impossible to know how much the federal government should send until it is. The Democrats want a trillion dollars to help bail out governors like Andrew Cuomo and J.B. Pritzker who want to use the cash to fix their broken pension systems.

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