Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin took a hard line Sunday against the $600 increase in unemployment benefits that was a part of the last coronavirus relief measure, saying, “It just wouldn’t be fair to use taxpayer dollars to pay more people to sit home than they would working and get a job.”
Meadows said the country is testing more than 1 million people every day, and that additional quick testing at nursing homes, long-term care facilities, schools, health care providers and child care “may help.”
“Everyone at the administration understands the importance of testing. Nobody in the task force is afraid to bring up anything either to the vice president or president,” Giroir said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“There is no national strategy,” she said. “I still spend most of my days chasing testing supplies for our state. It is the worst abdication of a national response and responsibility to protect Americans I have ever seen in my government career.”
“I was pretty frustrated this week [that] the president mentioned the George Floyd protests, mentioned the Black Lives Matter movement” with regard to increases in violent crime, Lucas said on “Fox News Sunday.” “That is not the case in Kansas City, we’ve had year over year increases [but] what we need help on is actually clearing some of the unsolved murders.”
“I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, no troops, no agents that are coming in outside of our knowledge, notification, and control that are violating people’s constitutional rights. That’s the framework,” Lightfoot said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
Former Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Director Tom Frieden on Sunday said the U.S. had been a “laggard” in addressing the coronavirus pandemic, specifically pointing to lack of centralized information.