Negotiations for the subsequent coronavirus reduction invoice haven’t been going effectively, to say the least, and both sides is keen in charge the opposite for the breakdown.

However White Home Chief of Workers Mark Meadows, who has been representing the Trump administration alongside Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, is rising as a very thorny participant within the saga, as The Washington Publish stories Meadows is the one drawing a “laborious line” as negotiations proceed. Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who can also be main talks, even reportedly calls Meadows “The Enforcer.” Publicly, Senate Minority Chief Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) has mentioned Meadows’ views “are fairly hardened and non-compromising, extra so than Mnuchin.”

The great cop / dangerous cop dynamic is outwardly beginning to put on on Democrats. However Rep. Don Beyer (D-Va.), who presumably labored with Meadows again when he was a consultant for North Carolina, appeared to suppose his stubbornness got here as no shock. Meadows was “well-known on Capitol Hill for sabotaging negotiations,” wrote Beyer on Twitter.

The stalled negotiations have led to a lapse in unemployment help for hundreds of thousands of People who had been beforehand receiving $600 per week because the pandemic retains many out of labor. Whereas Mnuchin has seemingly been optimistic the 2 sides could make a deal, Meadows hasn’t budged on insisting Democrats decrease their calls for and “come again with a counterproposal.” Talks may very well be additional delayed, partly as a result of Meadows is reportedly “out for the week.” Learn extra at The Washington Publish.

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