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White House threatens executive action if it fails to reach coronavirus relief deal with Democrats

White House threatens executive action if it fails to reach coronavirus relief deal with Democrats

PUBLISHED WED, AUG 5 20201:09 PM EDTUPDATED 39 MIN AGOJacob Pramuk@JACOBPRAMUKKEY POINTS

  • Democrats and the Trump administration met again about coronavirus relief Wednesday but could not reach a deal. 
  • White House chief of staff Mark Meadows said that President Donald Trump will address unemployment insurance and an eviction moratorium by executive action, though it is unclear if he has the authority to do so. 
  • The White House has reportedly increased its offer for unemployment insurance payments, while Democrats reduced their request for Postal Service funding. 
  • As Republicans are divided over coronavirus aid, some GOP senators have said they are prepared to accept the agreement Democrats and the Trump administration reach. 
President Donald Trump holds an article as he speaks during a news conference at the White House, Thursday, July 30, 2020, in Washington.
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