Phase 4 - COVID - October 2020
The latest COVID stimulus package continues to be debated by the US Congress & President Trump. Getting a package agreed upon and signed before the election is not likely.

Coronavirus Stimulus Talks With White House at Impasse

10/13/20
from The Wall Street Journal,
10/11/20:

The latest, beefed-up White House offer on a new coronavirus package hit resistance from both Democrats and Republicans over the weekend, deflating hopes that a bipartisan agreement was imminent. Democrats criticized the nearly $1.9 trillion offer from Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin as insufficient, particularly in its funding and strategy for coronavirus testing and tracing. Senate Republicans, meanwhile, balked at the offer’s cost and its proposed expansion of the Affordable Care Act. The concerns from both sides of the Capitol lowered expectations that had risen Friday when President Trump approved the most generous GOP offer to date in the negotiations.

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