The deadline has come and gone without a deal between Democrats and Republicans on weather the financial fallout of the pandemic, an outbreak in the US. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell had set an Aug. 7 deadline for relief legislation to pass, before the Senate’s planned monthlong recess. That recess is now postponed.to help Americans
What now? Have the talks collapsed? Is there still hope for an agreement? Will President Donald Trump issue his own executive order and bypass a new bi-partisan stimulus bill entirely? Here’s what we know.
What’s holding up the stimulus deal?
The Senate, House of Representatives and White House all agree a second stimulus check that will send payments directly to Americans is essential to help turn the around.
The problem is that Republicans and Democrats can’t agree on how much help is needed. Their disagreements mostly center on issues including, extending a and the amount of relief aid