Negotiations stalled on next coronavirus relief package as unemployment benefits expire Friday
President Trump and his top health officials on Thursday spoke about the importance of plasma donation from people who have antibodies, as the number of coronavirus deaths tops 150,000 in the U.S. Meantime, negotiations are stalled over the next relief package, with unemployment benefits set to expire Friday. CBS News' Skyler Henry joins CBSN's Elaine Quijano to discuss.
Sen. Susan Collins called for another Coronavirus relief package. The House of Representatives is set to vote on a new Democratic-led economic relief package known as the HEROES Act. It comes as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin restart negotiations, but Senate Republican support would still be needed to pass any legislation. CBS News chief congressional correspondent Nancy Cordes joined CBSN with the latest. After weeks of negotiations, Congress and the White House have failed to reach a deal on the next coronavirus relief package. Now Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConell says he will force a vote on a Republican-led proposal this week. Meanwhile President Trump and Joe Biden are ramping up their campaigns in the final weeks ahead of the November election. CBS News correspondent Nikole Killion and Politico White House correspondent Anita Kumar join "Red and Blue"'s Elaine Quijano with the latest from Washington. On Congressional inaction on a coronavirus relief bill, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says President Trump and the GOP ‘just don't simply seem to care.' Aired on 08/24/2020.