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.
A swing state in the general election worth 29 electoral votes, Florida has helped to determine past presidential winners.
"I don't agree with everything 100 percent. But you know what, we need to do something right away," Sen. Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), a member of leadership, told Newsweek. "We know that we're going to have people out of work, and we need to make sure that they're getting relief."
"We shouldn't be imposing a big, new federal mandate on businesses that are struggling to stay alive in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak," GOP Senator Lamar Alexander said last week.
The Hawaii congresswoman amassed just two delegates and continues to appear at the bottom of polls.
Although the legislation received broad bipartisan support, as well as backing from the president, it underscored some of Washington's political divides over how to respond to the pandemic amid economic downturn.
Congress and the Trump administration are amid intense negotiations over a second bill to help combat impacts from the coronavirus pandemic, this one aimed at staving off a recession amid economic downturn.
The statement from the speaker comes amid intense talks and more than a dozen phone conversations over the past two days with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin.
Health experts say the travel ban is too little, too late. More than 1,000 cases have already been confirmed nationwide, rendering a ban on travel from other countries virtually useless, the experts said.
Biden's resounding win of Michigan and its large population of blue-collar workers suggests he could take back the state that briefly went red—and that he stands a chance of beating Trump in November.
Exit polls showed that the Vermont senator's performance among younger voters was overshadowed by that of the former vice president's ability to win over older voters, who accounted for a larger slice of the overall electorate.
As the details for an economic stimulus plan to combat coronavirus remain absent, so too does the support for a payroll tax cut among members of Congress, including Republicans. And Democrats say more needs to be done to prevent the economy from slipping into another recession.
Biden leads Sanders by 91 delegates ahead of Tuesday's races, where 352 delegates—or roughly 9 percent of the total pledged delegates—are up for grabs.
Sanders' strong one-on-one match-ups with the president bode well for the White House hopeful ahead of primary elections in six more states on Tuesday.
In the last two decades, there have been few White House hopefuls—Republican and Democrat—who stayed in the race as long as the congresswoman has and with as few delegates. But there was at least one other candidate.