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Politics Pelosi gives White House 48 hours to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before election

18:25  18 october  2020
18:25  18 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Pelosi gives White House 48 hours to reach coronavirus stimulus deal before election . Published Sun, Oct 18 202010:45 AM EDTUpdated Moments Ago. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the Trump administration to reconcile remaining disputes on coronavirus stimulus legislation within

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke for about an hour Monday but emerged from a phone call with no coronavirus stimulus deal . The sides have made a final push in recent days to strike an aid agreement and pass legislation before the Nov. 3 election .

  • House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the Trump administration to reconcile remaining disputes on coronavirus stimulus legislation within 48 hours as lawmakers attempt to pass a bill before the 2020 election.
  • Pelosi set the 48-hour deadline on negotiations after speaking with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday night for more than an hour.
  • Stimulus talks have dragged on for months even as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. and millions remain unemployed.
a person wearing a costume: U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 9, 2020. © Provided by CNBC U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi speaks during a press conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C., the United States, on Oct. 9, 2020.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has called on the Trump administration to reconcile remaining disputes on coronavirus stimulus legislation within 48 hours as lawmakers attempt to pass a bill before the 2020 election.

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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 . Lindsey Graham thinks his Republican colleagues should agree to a heftier coronavirus stimulus package after Mitch McConnell announced he will put

The House passed a .2 trillion Democratic coronavirus stimulus plan on Thursday night even as Democrats and the Trump administration struggle to The vote followed a Thursday conversation between House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin in which they did not

Pelosi set the 48-hour deadline on negotiations after speaking with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Saturday night for more than an hour.

In an interview on ABC News on Sunday, Pelosi said the deadline applies to lawmakers' ability to get a deal done before the Nov. 3 election. The speaker said she's optimistic about negotiations but that the outcome ultimately depends on the White House.

"The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do," Pelosi said. "We're saying to them, we have to freeze the design on some of these things — are we going with it or not and what is the language? I'm optimistic, because again we've been back and forth on all this."

Stimulus talks have dragged on for months even as the coronavirus spreads across the U.S. and millions of Americans remain unemployed.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said there's "real optimism" that Congress can reach an agreement on a coronavirus stimulus plan soon. Republicans and Democrats in the Senate are getting closer to a deal on boosting the U.S. economy and health care system, which have been ravaged by the

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Pelosi and Mnuchin made some progress in negotiations, with the most recent call last night resulting in "some encouraging news on testing," according to Pelosi's deputy chief of staff Drew Hammill.

The two still have differences on a comprehensive plan for Covid-19 testing, contact tracing and "measures to address the virus' disproportionate impact on communities of color," Hammill said.

Pelosi, who has identified testing as a major point of contention in talks, said Sunday that there is no agreement between Democrats and the administration on language on testing. Mnuchin said last week that the White House won't let differences over funding targets for testing derail stimulus talks.

"We're seeking clarity," Pelosi said on Sunday, adding that Trump administration officials drafting the legislation are "not legislators." She said the White House made significant changes to the language on testing and tracing after they had originally agreed to accept the language.

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  Senate Republicans could be the real roadblock to getting a stimulus deal passed If Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin reach a stimulus agreement, it’s unclear whether Republicans would support it.This past weekend, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said the upper chamber would “consider” any compromise made between Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, though it’s unclear if that means he would schedule a vote on it. (White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows has said that the Senate would vote on any deal that’s reached, but McConnell has not explicitly confirmed this himself.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of Calif., left, speaks as she stands next to Senate Minority Leader Sen. Democrats and Trump administration officials left a Monday afternoon meeting touting progress toward an elusive fifth coronavirus bill, but said they still had issues to resolve.

The original coronavirus stimulus provided for a payment of up to ,200 to every American taxpayer, and a 0 weekly unemployment benefit to those laid off due to the lockdowns. Mnuchin has repeatedly overridden congressional Republicans to give the Democrats most of what they wanted

"They changed shall to may, requirements to recommendations, a plan to a strategy, not a strategic plan. They took out 55% of the language that we had there for testing and tracing," Pelosi said.

Democrats, who have passed a $2.2 trillion relief bill in the House, dismissed the Trump administration's latest $1.8 trillion proposal as insufficient. The two sides disagree on major policy issues including funding for state and local governments and protections for businesses during the pandemic.

Even if Pelosi and Mnuchin are able to reach a bipartisan deal, many Senate Republicans have opposed spending close to $2 trillion on a package.

The Senate is set to vote on a limited $500 billion stimulus bill on Wednesday, which will include funding for schools, expanded unemployment benefits and a second round of the Paycheck Protection Program.

But Democrats blocked a $500 billion Republican plan in the Senate last month and will likely dismiss the latest GOP proposal as insufficient too.

Pelosi says Dems and White House are moving closer to a stimulus deal, downplays Tuesday deadline .
Nancy Pelosi and Steven Mnuchin will talk Tuesday afternoon as they try to reach a coronavirus stimulus agreement before Election Day.The California Democrat downplayed the importance of a deadline she had set to strike an agreement before the end of the day, signaling she would keep talks going. To have legislation ready before Election Day, lawmakers would have to come to a deal and write a bill before the end of the week, she added.

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