WASHINGTON (KMOX) - President Donald Trump has called for another round of payments to be sent out to "all Americans" amid the coronavirus pandemic.
In a tweet on Friday afternoon, he says he directed Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin to "get ready to send direct payments ($3,400 for family of four) to all Americans."
Democrats are willing to come down to $2 trillion from their original $3 trillion proposal, and the White House refusing to come up above its desired $1 trillion price point.
The Senate remained in session this week, which should have been the first of its recess, for daily hour-and-a-half negotiation in last-minute efforts to try to come to an agreement on a new bill.
The Senate is scheduled to reconvene on Sept. 8. The House of Representatives, which already commenced its recess, isn’t scheduled back until Sept. 14.