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Politics Dems, WH have 48 hours to reach stimulus agreement by the election: Pelosi

17:21  18 october  2020
17:21  18 october  2020 Source:   abcnews.go.com

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Nancy Pelosi gave the White House a 48 - hour deadline to resolve the contentious COVID-19 relief negotiations, which have 'Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides for Americans with

Pelosi 's chief of staff revealed Saturday the speaker is setting a 48 - hour deadline for the White House to resolve negotiations with the House. 'Decisions must be made by the White House in order to demonstrate that the Administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Sunday that she and the president's negotiators need to reach a coronavirus stimulus relief package agreement in 48 hours if they are going to pass legislation before the election.

a close up of Nancy Pelosi wearing a blue shirt: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 13, 2020. © Sarah Silbiger/Reuters, FILE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 13, 2020.

"Where we have agreement, we don’t have agreement in the language yet, but I'm hopeful," Pelosi said on ABC's "This Week."

"The difference amounts to this, if you think of it this simple way, when you say 'may' you're giving the president of slush fund," she told ABC News Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos, explaining the differences in language in the legislation. "He may do this, he may grant, he may withhold."

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If Democrats do sweep the elections , Pelosi could face a decision about whether to accept a smaller, interim Doomed by Pelosi and the gang with their radical demands. Let's give credit where credit is due.. as an outsider what happened too the" I Want a much bigger deal than the dems are offering

Pelosi was quick to quote Powell as proof that the bill was “long overdue,” demanding that Republicans agree with her proposal. With four weeks to go before the election , Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been deadlocked in talks about the next stimulus bill, as the one originally

The speaker and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been negotiating another bipartisan coronavirus relief stimulus bill to follow the CARES Act, which was signed into law in late March.

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Negotiations have stalled and then started up again in the months since the CARES Act passed.

Nancy Pelosi wearing a blue shirt and smiling at the camera: House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 13, 2020. © Sarah Silbiger/Reuters, FILE House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during her weekly news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Aug. 13, 2020.

In May, the House passed the HEROES Act, a $3 trillion relief package that did not progress in the Senate. In September, the Senate voted on a $1 trillion Republican proposal but Democrats voted down the measure.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi 's (D-Calif.) deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill said Saturday that there has been some "encouraging news on testing" following the speaker's call with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchi.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin had a lengthy talk Saturday night about efforts to craft a stimulus A standalone vote on more funds for the Paycheck Protection Program will be held on Tuesday, followed by the main relief bill on Wednesday, he said in a statement.

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President Donald Trump tweeted earlier this month that he was stopping negotiations on the relief package, only to reverse course later that night.

He said during his NBC town hall Thursday, that he thinks he can get Republicans on board for a larger relief package, but he had not "asked them to because I can't get through Nancy Pelosi."

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced that the Senate would vote on two coronavirus relief measures this week, a $500 billion stimulus proposal and additional funding for the Paycheck Protection Program.

Some Democrats have urged Pelosi to make a deal with the White House, like California Rep. Ro Khanna who tweeted last week, "people in need can't wait until February....Make a deal & put the ball in McConnell court."

This is a developing news story. Please check back for updates.

Pelosi says she would seek another term as House Speaker if Democrats keep majority after election .
"You keep thinking that Mr. President, you just keep on thinking that," Pelosi said about Trump's claims that Republicans will take back the House. "You keep thinking that Mr. President, you just keep on thinking that," Pelosi said in response. "That's another example of a delusional statement he made there." Pelosi added Democrats must win back the Senate majority. Democrats are seeking to regain control of the Senate which Republicans took the majority since 2014.

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