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The House speaker has pushed Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin for answers on outstanding questions the Democrats have on "critical" issues.
"By the end of year, millions more Americans will have run out of jobless aid and have no access to federal extended benefits," one political think-tank wrote.
The Republican did not indicate whether the vote would come before the upcoming presidential election.
The Treasury Secretary has been tasked by the president to end the stalemate and secure a bipartisan agreement, as Election Day nears.
Negotiations are ongoing to end a stalemate over a further relief package, with both sides keen for such a deal but a bipartisan deal yet to be reached.
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was still hopeful a deal could be reached before November 3, but he said the two parties still have work to do on certain issues.
"We need relief now. Not in February. Not in December," Representative Ilhan Omar of Minnesota said.
A coronavirus relief package in the House and one that Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Mnuchin are ironing out are sure to have differences, but stimulus checks are in both.
The Treasury Secretary said Democrats and Republicans have agreed on more stimulus checks.
"We'll be hopefully soon at the table with them," House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said. "We're ready for a negotiation."
The deal will help ensure that the government doesn't shut down before Election Day, but it required compromises by both Democrats and Republicans.
The treasury secretary said the national debt won't be dealt with until after the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Treasury secretary said he believes "there is no question" ongoing COVID-19 restrictions are "the reason we have unemployment" during a Tuesday congressional hearing.
Talks for a bipartisan agreement on what stimulus measures to take continue to stall, with both sides calling for compromise.
More voters said they trust Democrats when it comes to handling jobs, health care and education.
"If we can get a fair deal, we're willing to do it this week," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said.
"These policy announcements provide little real help to families," Democratic leaders said.
After signing his recent executive orders, the president said, "I plan to forgive these taxes and make permanent cuts to the payroll tax."
"There's a handful of very big issues that we are still very far apart," Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin told reporters.
5.4 million unemployed Americans could run out of money to pay for things like rent, auto payments, credit cards, health insurance, food, and clothing by the end of this month.
"The speaker of the House and the Democratic Leader are continuing to say 'our way or the highway,'" Senate Majority Leader McConnell said Monday.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Sunday offered widely differing views on what to do about the country's more than 30 million unemployed workers.
"If you've lost your job through no fault of your own, Republicans want you to take a 30% pay cut. Can you believe that?" Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer tweeted.
"The check is there, the re-employment bonus is there," White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said the next coronavirus relief package is set to be rolled out on Monday.
The president is "going to work very hard to achieve more stimulus to get the economy back to where it was," the secretary of commerce said.
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Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin wouldn't give details on what the next round of payments could look like but said the White House does support them.