August 10, 2020

Aid deal possible if Democrats compromise: Mnuchin

Washington (AFP) – An agreement on a new pandemic relief package is possible if Democrats in Congress are willing to give ground on some of their demands, US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Monday.President Donald Trump signed four executive orders over the weekend as a stopgap measure after the White House and Democratic leadership failed to reach a deal for a new round of emergency aid to workers and businesses even as the COVID-19 case count soars past five million and unemployment remains high.Democratic House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer met several…


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