The call is the latest development in back-and-end stimulus negotiations, which have appeared to shut down the White House, as the White House has thus been unable to thwart the agreement with the congressional leadership.
As the news comes President TrumpDonald John Trumpmichen Court overturns absentee ballot extension. Trump joked that he would try to set fire to ‘the village’ in a way. Trump kills Biden if he loses to Florida. Trump’s response is a response to the Michigan governor’s attempt to kidnap: ‘What’s wrong with this man?’ more And his administration is insisting on passing an incentive bill a few weeks before the November 3 election. Earlier this month, Trump encouraged Congress to “go big or go home” on the coronovirus stimulus package after it completely shut down the conversation in a tweet.
However, Senator Majority Leader Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Michelle McConnell Repelison seeks distance from Trump over money: Kudlow is confident Trump may ’round up’ the Senate GOP behind the coronovirus relief deal. Spikes to record US deficit. 1T Hill’s campaign report: Democrats break fundraising records in Senate race (R-Ky.) And other top Republicans have worked on incentive offers of more than $ 1 trillion.
Hamill Tweeted the news Late Saturday evening, said the conversation between Pelosi and Mnuchin lasted for about an hour.
“While there was some encouraging news on the trial, work remains to be done to ensure that there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes additional measures to address contact tracing and adverse effects on communities of color,” he wrote.
Hammill said that after the discussion, there is still “an array of additional differences as we go provision by provision which should be addressed in a comprehensive manner over the next 48 hours.”
“It should be decided by the White House to demonstrate that the administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides Americans with the greatest needs during the epidemic,” he said in the tweet.
Chairman and Secretary Mnuchin spoke on the phone tonight for just one hour at 7:40 pm. While there was some encouraging news on the test, work remains to be done to ensure that there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing and additional measures … (1/3)
– Drew Hamill (@Drew_Hammill) October 18, 2020
… to demonstrate that the administration is serious about reaching a bipartisan agreement that provides Americans with the greatest needs during an epidemic. (3/3)
– Drew Hamill (@Drew_Hammill) October 18, 2020
Senate Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) Announced on saturday afternoon That the Senate will vote on the $ 500 billion GOP coronovirus relief bill on Wednesday.
The Senate bill is less than a third of the size of the $ 1.8 trillion offer from the White House and much less than the $ 2.2 trillion package passed by congressional Democrats earlier this month.
McConnell, speaking in Kentucky this week, expressed skepticism that a package between $ 1.8 trillion and $ 2.2 trillion could be achieved, adding that it would require support from Senate Republicans, even though the Pelosi Trump administration Be able to reach an agreement with.
“I do not think so. The administration is ready to go from here. My members feel that half a trillion dollars, highly targeted, is the best way to go, ”McConnell said.
McConnell, however, said the Senate would “consider” an agreement between the White House and Democrats.
If Speaker Pelosi ever lets the House reach a bipartisan agreement with the administration, the Senate will certainly consider it. But Americans need help now, ”he said.
The Senate bill detailed by McConnell on Saturday includes a federal unemployment benefit and another round of small-business assistance under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP).
In A pre-recorded interview “Full Court Press with Greta Van Sustain,” On Two Air Sundays, Sen. Lindsey grahamLindsay Olin GrahamHilican Valley: Trump Denies QAnon Condemnation | Twitter amended its policy, allowing users to share conflicting articles Google sees foreign cyber threats, Republicans seek distance from Trump chairman: Senate Judiciary on by-vote for Mark Zuckerberg and more (RS.C.) said that Congress should go “big and smart” on the next coronavirus relief package.
The senator stated that while he feels more funding is needed, he does not agree with the policy components of the House proposal.
“The $ 2.2 trillion coming out of the House has a mandate to cut the ballot. What did COVID get to do? “Graham said.” And the $ 1,200 payment, which I support, does not require a Social Security number to receive it, so a lot of the money will go to illegal migrants. “
“There are some Republicans who don’t want to spend anymore,” Graham said. “I think we need more money, but we don’t need policy provisions like the House.”