GOP COVID-19 Bill Likely to Include Payroll Tax Cut
It's expected school money will be tied to reopening plans
A new coronavirus (COVID-19) relief bill being crafted by Senate Republicans and the White House would tie school funding to classrooms reopening and is likely to include a version of the payroll tax cut sought by President Donald Trump, a person briefed on the package said Monday.
As details of the legislation emerged, Trump met in the Oval Office with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy (R-Calif.). Trump said discussions were going well as the administration and congressional Republicans aim to form a unified front before launching contentious talks with Democrats on the last major relief bill before the November election.
Trump emphasized his support for a payroll tax cut, a policy Democrats and a number of Republicans oppose. Trump believes it would help stimulate the economy; however, opponents believe it would do little for the millions of Americans who are unemployed.
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