Pelosi sets a 48-hour deadline for the White House on stimulus negotiations

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) has given the White House a 48-hour deadline to resolve differences in stimulus talks “to show that the administration is serious about reaching a bilateral agreement,” a top Pelosi aide said. Tweeted Sunday night.

Game mode: Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Manucci spoke for an hour Saturday night, and the discussions “received some encouraging news about the test,” said Drew Hamill, deputy chief of staff. But the pair still differ on the subject of testing and contact tracing plans and “measures to eliminate the disproportionate impact of the virus on color communities”.

  • Hamil was Tweeted On Thursday, Munuchi agreed to accept the Democrats’ language on the national test plan with “minor” edits after an hour-long discussion.
  • President Trump is looking forward to the pre-election stimulus in the economy and has encouraged Munichin to go beyond his current $ 1.8 trillion proposal – even though he has no prospect of a Senate pass.

Yes, but: The Speaker of the House did not say what would happen if the parties did not reach a deal within the time limit imposed by the parties.

What they are saying: “Speaker and Secretary Munuchi spoke by phone tonight at 7:40 pm for more than an hour. When there was some encouraging news about the test, there is a comprehensive testing plan to ensure contact tracing and additional measures There is still work to be done.Hammill wrote in a series of tweets to address the disproportionate impact of the virus on communities of color.

  • “The number of additional differences remains as we move forward by provision that must be addressed comprehensively in the next 48 hours.”
  • “Decisions must be made by the White House to show that the administration is serious about reaching a bilateral agreement that provides the greatest needs to the American people during an epidemic.”

other side: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has said he will not put a potential 1.8 trillion deal on the Senate floor by Democrats and the Trump administration. Instead, the Senate will vote next week on an expansion of the Paycheck Protection program and a targeted 500 500 billion relief package.

What to watch: Pelosi and Munchin are set to resume talks on Monday, according to the Wall Street Journal.