‘The odd couple’: Mnuchin and Meadows struggle to make a deal
So far, the Meadows-Mnuchin combo hasn’t gotten anywhere. The White House and Senate Republicans wasted a week piecing together their own relief plan. Despite hours of private sessions with Pelosi and Schumer, there doesn’t seem to be any progress at all. Lawmakers in both parties have also rejected an offer by Trump and Mnuchin for a short-term extension of federal unemployment benefits that expire this week, in addition to keeping an eviction moratorium in place.