Negotiations continue over coronavirus economic relief

White House officials and top Democrats are set to meet as they remain at odds over extending the $600 weekly unemployment benefits that expired in July.
1:08 | 08/03/20

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As the virus continues to spread negotiations over a new economic relief package are at a stale meat. Congress set to meet today still at odds overextending the $600 a week employment benefits. Cecilia Vega is tracking all the latest. Reporter: There was a meeting this weekend. Both sides said they were making progress. They're at a stalemate this morning over how sweeping the relief package should be. The sticking point is the $600 weekly check. Democrats want that extended. Republicans want to see that trimmed down to about $200. They say in some cases this money is acting as a disincentive and people are being paid more to stay home. The white house wants to see the short term deal extend the benefits for another week. Nancy Pelosi is rejecting that. Talks expected to resume today. The president's chief of staff said he's not optimistic about a solution. George, this clock is ticking. The senate is scheduled to leave for a month-long recess at the end of the week. Cecelia Vegas, thanks. Amy?

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