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The $1.8 trillion reportedly being offered now is higher than the $1.6 trillion package they previously proposed, but remains below the more than $2 trillion Democrats want. The White House and Democrats have not been able to come to an agreement on various specifics in potential deals, such as the amount of enhanced federal employment and economic relief to state and local governments.
Despite tweeting just this week that he was ending negotiations on a Covid-19 stimulus deal until after the election, President Donald Trump announced on Friday that “Covid relief negotiations are moving along. Go big!”
Covid Relief Negotiations are moving along. Go Big!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2020
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