According to US media reports, the government’s proposal is said to have a volume of 1.8 trillion US dollars (1.5 trillion euros). The Democrats had recently presented a package worth more than $ 2 trillion. Trump’s Republicans also want employers to be largely immune to possible corona lawsuits, which the Democrats vehemently reject. The Republicans, meanwhile, are rejecting major aid to states and municipalities, which have had to cope with large revenue losses due to the pandemic.
Pelosi said that despite the huge differences, she hoped that the latest offer would “bring us closer to an agreement on a stimulus package” to address the pandemic and economic crisis. “We hope to make progress soon,” she wrote in a letter to MPs released by her office. It seems uncertain whether an agreement can be reached by the election on November 3rd.
The US Congress has already launched stimulus packages with a volume of around three trillion dollars since March, which corresponds to more than ten percent of economic output. The two big parties have now been arguing about another package for months.
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