The ad comes as an increasing number of voters disapprove of the president's handling of the pandemic that's killed more than 6,500 Americans.
Increasing Congress' oversight ability of coronavirus relief packages faces hurdles, including fierce accusations from Republicans of injecting partisan politics into a global health crisis—tension that could exacerbate talks as Democrats push for more aid amid skyrocketing unemployment numbers.
If history has anything to say about politics and unemployment relates, it's that the higher the jobless rate, the less likely an incumbent president is to win re-election. But the coronavirus is uncharted territory.
Republicans want to ensure a $2 trillion relief package is implemented properly before setting their sights on doling out more federal funds.
"We need at least $2 billion, $4 billion is probably what would really democratize our whole system," the House speaker told reporters.
Thirty-seven percent of voters trust Trump on when the guidelines that have shuttered businesses, schools and restaurants nationwide should be loosened.
The end goals laid out by Democrats—expanding access to things like clean water, tele-health, remote teaching, broadband internet and 5G—are objectives that could require time-consuming solutions but yield long-term benefits, some economists said.
Expanding digital infrastructure, like broadband internet and 5G, and access to clean water are on Democrats' wish list as the coronavirus pandemic has forced much of the globe to function remotely from the safe confines of one's own home.
The announcement could mean that hundreds of lawmakers were exposed to a coronavirus infection.
From giants such Johnson & Johnson to smaller biotechs such as Inovio, more than a dozen companies are working to find a vaccine or treatment for the coronavirus pandemic.
Congress is not expected to return to the nation's capital until April 20, at the earliest.
The effort by Rep. Thomas Massie of Kentucky to force a recorded vote rather than a voice vote on a $2 trillion economic stimulus was shot down with bipartisan support—an extraordinary phenomenon for a chamber split by bitter partisan politics.
Trump, who supports the legislation and which has broad bipartisan support, labeled Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) a "third rate Grandstander" who should be thrown out of the Republican Party by voters.
Lawmakers say they're eyeing a variety of different proposals for a "Phase 4" package.
Amid the all-time high of more than three million people who applied for unemployment insurance last week, Congress and the Trump administration plan to provide recipients with an extra $600 per week for up to four months.
The economic relief plan for American workers, businesses and hospitals is now expected to be passed by the House on Friday and signed by President Trump.
The four GOP lawmakers chalked up the conflict to a "drafting error." That mistake, they contended, would inadvertently incentivize low-wage earners to seek unemployment rather than remain at their current job because they could potentially receive more money through unemployment benefits.
The two provisions are some of Democrats' most important demands for the nearly $2 trillion plan to combat an ecnomic downturn from the ongoing pandemic.
Democrats stopped the passage of the nearly $2 trillion bill for the second time within a 24-hour time span Monday over accusations that it seeks to benefit corporations over individuals.
Democrats voted against the measure because they contended the measure remained skewed toward corporations.
The $1 trillion economic stimulus is being negotiated by White House officials and congressional leaders from both parties.
The 247-page proposal was drafted by Senate Republicans in consultation with the White House. Now, both groups will need to work with Senate and House Democrats to strike a deal that can muster enough support to pass Congress and land on the president's desk.
With two members now carrying coronavirus and at least a dozen more potentially infected, lawmakers' calls for Congress to shut down entirely and work remotely have been amplified.
The Hawaii congresswoman and presidential hopeful only accrued two delegates during the Democratic primary.
Mitch McConnell want to first strike a deal among GOP senators and the White House before bringing Democratic leaders of either chamber into the mix.
The Republicans have expressed concern that companies may not be able to afford paid sick leave for their employees despite the tax credits offered by the federal government.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin has suggested individuals would receive a one-time payment of $1,000, although details are still in the works.
The proposal is set include liquidity for small businesses, loans and checks for individuals, according to Mnuchin. Bailout money for the travel industry, like cruises, airlines and hotels, could also be included.
The upper chamber will follow the House's lead and send the proposal to President Donald Trump's desk, the Senate majority leader said.
Republicans, Democrats and White House officials have said everything is on the table—tourism industry bailouts, payroll tax cuts and even cash going straight into Americans' pockets.