How Twitter Blacklisted Conservative Accounts Has Been Revealed
Democrats Want to Abolish Prisons
Seven More Republicans Vow to Oppose Kevin McCarthy
Woke DA Tells Prosecutors to Give Illegals Under Criminal Investigation a Way to...
Republicans Unveil Border Security Agenda
New York Times Journos Strike, Wordle Addicts Barely Notice
Some Germans Wanted to Bring Back the Kaiser, Which Led to a Police...
New Study Shows Surge in Irreversible Transgender Surgeries Performed on Teen Girls
Jim Jordan Just Obliterated the Democrat Accusing Alito of Leaking the Hobby Lobby...
FDA Authorizes Bivalent COVID-19 Boosters for Children Under Age 5
Armed Services Committee Chair Defends Punishment for Unvaxxed Troops: Orders Are Orders
Maryland Governor Cracks Down on 'Unacceptable' Cybersecurity Risk in State
Did Biden Really 'Create 10.5 Million New Jobs'?
White House Explains Why U.S. Marine Paul Whelan Was Left Behind
About That 'Candidate Quality' Stuff...

Here's Where The White House is on a Stage Four, Wuhan Coronavirus Stimulus Plan

(AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

As Capitol Hill lawmakers from both sides of the political aisle negotiate on the terms of a fourth Wuhan coronavirus stimulus package, President Trump will push forward with a payroll tax cut. 

"There are a number of things we're looking at for phase four. One of the things is unemployment benefits whereas Secretary Mnuchin said, we want this to be completed before July 31 the day that runs out. We don't want something to be a incentive where someone gets overpaid and has a disincentive from going back to work or they get paid more on unemployment benefits than at work so we want to be cautious about that and make sure that those who are unemployed are taken care of," McEnany said. 

"The payroll tax in particular goes to some of our hardest working Americans. The people that it benefits, if you look at the tax structure, are middle income and low income workers. Not only that, there's an incentive on the employer side with payroll tax holiday that encourages them to hire more too because it reduces their burden so it's a very smart policy," she continued, adding that a payroll tax cut is part of a larger package that includes unemployment benefits and direct payments.

McEnany also explained the President supports additional funding for targeted Wuhan coronavirus testing, not a general fund. 

"Currently in the federal coffers we have $10 billion, that's with a 'b', unspent, that is allocated for testing and we want to ensure in phase four there is money that is targeted for testing in a way that makes most sense. We are willing to put in money for targeted testing that makes sense, not just dumping money into a pot that already contains $10 billion," she said.  

Yesterday Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin visited the White House to discuss initial negotiations on a $1 trillion phase four plan. 

"We’re working and negotiating with the Democrats on trying to get a plan that helps small businesses, helps people, helps this country.  And I think we’ve made a lot of progress on that.  And the discussions are going on," President Trump said.  

Congress goes on recess in less than three weeks. 

Join the conversation as a VIP Member


Trending on Townhall Video