Klobuchar says she feels “positive” about prospect of COVID relief bill

As congressional leaders continue to engage in negotiations over a coronavirus relief expense, Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar says she feels “favorable” that there will be a deal quickly.

” I am extremely positive about this,” Klobuchar said in an interview with CBS News chief Washington correspondent Major Garrett for todays episode of “The Takeout” podcast. Garrett also consulted with Republican Congressman Tom Emmer for this weeks episode, an online forum discussion hosted by Economic Club of Minnesota.Highlights from this weeks episode: Senator Amy Klobuchar on the potential customers of getting a deal on coronavirus relief: “I am very favorable about this.” Congressman Tom Emmer on timeline for passing relief expense: “Were hopeful possibly with a brief CR we could be fortunate over the weekend.” Klobuchar on results of pandemic: “This pandemic put a big magnifying glass on some of the requirements we have in our nation.” Emmer on when presidential election results will be final: “I think January 6 is probably a date that we can point to.” Emmer said that while there had actually been “hundreds” of exceptional concerns in between mediators recently, now there are only a “handful.”” Were enthusiastic possibly with a brief CR we might be fortunate over the weekend,” Emmer said, describing a continuing resolution that would extend federal government financing for a brief duration of time from its present expiration date of December 18. Klobuchar and Emmer laid out a few of the items the costs would consist of, such as extra funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and relief for renters dealing with eviction. Its likewise most likely to offer an additional$ 300-per-week advantage on top of a states joblessness insurance.Klobuchar described the costs as “short-term,” and said that some of the problems it doesnt address, such as moneying for state and regional governments, would have to be gotten when the brand-new Congress convenes next year.” I believe there will be more work (that) requires to be done,” Klobuchar stated. “This pandemic put a big magnifying glass on some of the needs we have in our country.”

Emmer also declined to acknowledge that Joe Biden is the president-elect, despite the fact that the Electoral College certified the election results on Monday. He stated that “we require to respect the procedure” as there is continuous lawsuits brought by the Trump campaign challenging the election leads to some states.However, he suggested that he might acknowledge Mr. Biden as president-elect on January 6, when Congress meets to count and certify the Electoral Colleges count.” I believe its going to be really quickly,” Emmer said about when he thinks the election results would be last. “I think January 6 is probably a date that we can indicate.” Klobuchar, who is on the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, likewise talked about the scaled-down inauguration occasions that will happen next month.” It is going to be a much more trimmed, however the key event is going to occur as it should, and that is the tranquil shift of power with members of both celebrations behind the president,” Klobuchar said.For more of Majors discussion with Klobuchar and Emmer, download “The Takeout” podcast on Art19, iTunes, GooglePlay, Spotify and Stitcher. New episodes are readily available every Friday early morning. Likewise, you can see “The Takeout” on CBSN Friday at 5pm, 9pm, and 12am ET and Saturday at 1pm, 9pm, and 12am ET. For a complete archive of “The Takeout” episodes, visit www.takeoutpodcast.com. And you can listen to “The Takeout” on choose CBS News Radio affiliates (examine your local listings). Producers: Arden Farhi, Jamie Benson, Sara Cook and Eleanor WatsonCBSN Production: Eric Soussanin, Julia Boccagno and Grace SegersShow email: TakeoutPodcast@cbsnews.comTwitter: @TakeoutPodcastInstagram: @TakeoutPodcastFacebook: Facebook.com/ TakeoutPodcast.

” I am extremely favorable about this,” Klobuchar said in an interview with CBS News chief Washington reporter Major Garrett for this weeks episode of “The Takeout” podcast. Garrett also spoke with Republican Congressman Tom Emmer for this weeks episode, a forum conversation hosted by Economic Club of Minnesota.Highlights from this weeks episode: Senator Amy Klobuchar on the prospects of getting a deal on coronavirus relief: “I am really positive about this. Klobuchar and Emmer described some of the items the expense would consist of, such as additional financing for the Paycheck Protection Program and relief for renters dealing with eviction.” I think there will be more work (that) requires to be done,” Klobuchar stated.

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