Larry Kudlow says White House is willing to negotiate on COVID relief if Democrats demonstrate they’re serious
Democrats’ coronavirus stimulus numbers are way too high and the Trump administration is not going to split the difference, says White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow.
The Trump administration appears to have walked back its plan to require states to chip in for enhanced unemployment benefits after an outcry from governors, including Gavin Newsom of California, Andrew Cuomo of New York and Arkansas' Asa Hutchinson.
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Hutchinson and Cuomo, a Republican and a Democrat, wrote that they were "concerned about the significant administrative burdens and costs this latest action would place on the states" on Monday.
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“The best way forward is for the Congress and the administration to get back to the negotiating table and come up with a workable solution, which should provide meaningful additional relief for American families," Cuomo and Hutchinson said in the joint statement. "NGA has requested $500 billion in unrestricted state aid and NGA continues to urge Congress and the White House to reach a quick resolution to provide immediate assistance to unemployed Americans."