House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Has given the White House 48 hours to smooth out the disparities in the business cycle negotiations “to show that the government is serious about reaching a bipartisan settlement “a senior Pelosi consultant tweeted Sunday night.
The state of affairs: Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke for over an hour Saturday night, and the discussions brought “some encouraging news to test,” said Deputy Chief of Staff Drew Hammill. However, the couple still had differences over a plan to test and track contacts and “measures to combat the virus’ disproportionate impact on color communities.”
- Hammill tweeted on Thursday. Mnuchin had agreed to accept the Democratic language in a national test plan with “minor” changes after an hour of discussion.
- President Trump was keen to stimulate the economy ahead of the elections and encouraged Mnuchin to go beyond his current $ 1.8 trillion proposal – though he has virtually no chance of passing the Senate.
Yes but: The House spokeswoman did not say what would happen if the parties did not reach an agreement within the deadline she set.
What you say: “Speaker and Secretary Mnuchin spoke on the phone for a little over an hour tonight at 7:40 pm. While there was some encouraging news about testing, much remains to be done to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan, contact tracing and additional action includes to address the disproportionate impact of the virus on color communities, “Hammill wrote in a series of tweets.
- “There are a number of additional differences when we go commission after commission that need to be fully addressed over the next 48 hours.”
- “The White House must make decisions to show that the government is serious about reaching a non-partisan deal that will serve the Americans with the greatest needs during the pandemic.”
The other side: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he will not bring a potential $ 1.8 trillion deal struck by the Democrats and the Trump administration in the Senate. Instead, the Senate will vote next week on an extension of the paycheck protection program and a targeted aid package worth $ 500 billion.
What to see: According to the Wall Street Journal, Pelosi and Mnuchin will continue their talks on Monday.