The American Congress discussed the next program to help the economy, which was proposed by the government of Donald Trump.
Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House of Representatives, said the program was unacceptable. The government is proposing to cut spending on unemployment benefits by $140 billion to $40 billion. The next assistance program provides for measures that will cost the state budget $916 billion.
The question of the next package of support for the economy should be resolved by the end of this month. At the same time, Congress and the government agree that such support is urgently needed.
The American economy is in a very difficult position. The number of coronavirus infections is growing at a rapid pace. To date, the country has recorded almost 16 million diseases and about 300 thousand deaths from coronavirus. The US authorities hope that the situation will improve after the mass vaccination of the country's population.