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Politics McConnell Warns Trump Administration Against Stimulus Deal, Says It Will Divide Republicans

02:45  21 october  2020
02:45  21 october  2020 Source:   newsweek.com

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McConnell has privately expressed concern about a coronavirus deal delaying Barrett’s Some GOP senators have also warned it would damper enthusiasm for Republicans at the ballot box, while Sen. “ It would divide Republicans if it ’s anything like the kind of contours we hear about,” said Sen.

Republicans and Democrats are clashing over another stimulus package. Meanwhile, the Trump administration put forward a 0 weekly federal supplement as part of its offer. Some Republicans are critical, saying it would disincentivize work and set back the economic recovery.

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell warned the Trump administration against striking a stimulus deal with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi over fears it would divide Republicans before Election Day.

a man wearing a suit and tie standing in front of a door: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wears a protective mask as he stands in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2020 in Washington, DC. © Stefani Reynolds/Getty Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) wears a protective mask as he stands in an elevator at the U.S. Capitol on October 20, 2020 in Washington, DC.

McConnell told Republican colleagues about the warning during a private lunch on Tuesday, according to three people familiar with the conversation. The sources spoke to the Associated Press anonymously due to the private nature of the meeting.

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President Donald Trump says stimulus talks are underway today. He says “I want at a bigger number than she wants,” Trump said of Pelosi Corporate Leader Nancy Pelosi at this moment does not want to do anything that's going to affect the election. And I think it will affect the election negatively for her.

While Pelosi said a pre-election deal remains possible, her team sent conflicting signals after setting a 48-hour On Saturday, calling in to a Wisconsin TV station, Trump said he could exceed the amounts floated so far and voiced confidence that he “could quickly convince” Republicans wary of another

Republicans have expressed concerns that a stimulus deal before Election Day could divide the party. Many file-and-rank members of the GOP have already declined to vote for a big Pelosi-brokered package, and if such a deal is negotiated, Republicans would have to decide whether to support a bill that they consider to be out of touch with conservative values.

Despite his warning to the White House, McConnell on Tuesday committed to giving any stimulus agreement a vote on the Senate floor. However, the Republican did not specify whether that vote would happen before November 3.

McConnell is also worried that a stimulus agreement could disturb the Senate's plans to push through Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation next week, according to the Washington Post.

His remarks come as Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin continued talks today aimed at achieving a relief deal before Election Day.

Newsweek reached out to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for comment.

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Why a Senate vote on stimulus has failed, again .
Senate Republicans put forward their own stimulus bill — following Mitch McConnell’s attempts to block a compromise ahead of the election.The Wednesday vote on the Republican crafted bill, which included about $500 billion in aid, ended up breaking along party lines, 51-44, and falling short of the 60 votes needed for the legislation to advance. Republicans, broadly, supported moving ahead with the legislation while Democrats did not.

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