Senior White House Adviser Kevin Hassett confirmed the rumors during a Saturday interview with Fox News that there will “definitely” be another coronavirus stimulus package in the coming weeks.
After the shocking jobs report dropped earlier this week showing that the US economy had added 2.5 million jobs, dropping the unemployment rate from an all-time high of 14.7 percent to 13.3 percent in May, Hassett celebrated the news, but said that “there’s still a lot of work left to do.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) attempted to force a stimulus package through at the end of May, but the Republican-controlled Senate balked at the myriad of Democrat pet projects contained within the proposal.
The legislature has thus far been unable to agree on a path forward.
The unexpected jobs report added a much-needed jolt of optimism in the US, but the economy is far from out of the woods, prompting economic experts within Trump’s cabinet to advocate for Congress to come to a bipartisan agreement.
Hassett explained that “the numbers mean we’ve hit bottom, and we’re coming back way faster than anyone other than the president thought possible,” but continued that “I’m sure there will be a phase four deal because there are things like liability protection that really have to happen.”