Democratic Senate leader Chuck Schumer indicated on Monday that he plans to approve the stimulus of the next round of the United States economy in mid-March, when the benefits given to the unemployed in the latest package will end.
According to Bloomberg, Shedmer made the disclosure during a call with public transportation advocacy organizations in New York. “We will try to approve it [o pacote de estímulos] One month, one and a half months, ”he said in a phone call.
Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi; Democrats in the United States – Photo: Caroline Castor / AP
President Joe Biden’s chief economic adviser, Brian Desse, met with Republican and Democratic leaders on Sunday to discuss the package. The opposition questioned the proposed value of the $ 1.9 trillion plan, much higher after the $ 900 billion bill was approved in December.
Republican Senator Susan Collins, who attended the meeting, said she would speak with other representatives of the bipartisan group, who would work on a proposal for more targeted assistance, particularly for areas affected by the Kovid-19 epidemic.
Schumer announced last week that the Senate would now begin deciding the second impeachment of former President Donald Trump on the 8th. Earlier, Democrats want to approve the names of Biden nominated for top government positions.