Coronavirus Relief Bill Remains at Standstill

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Democrats on Capitol Hill and White House negotiators are still at a standstill over the coronavirus relief bill.

Both sides say they are “moving closer together,” but a gap still remains between both parties.

Democrats are still pushing to keep the $600 weekly unemployment bonus and Republicans still want to slash that down to $200 before cutting it down even more.

Now, President Trump is threatening to bypass Congress if they fail to reach an agreement.

White House officials say they prefer Capitol Hill lawmakers to make a deal but are advising the president to consider taking executive action on COVID-19 relief.