state of play: Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Menuchin spoke for an hour Saturday night, and “there was some encouraging news on the test,” said Drew Hamill, deputy chief of staff, as discussed. But the pair still differed on a plan for testing and contact tracing and “measures to address the disparate impact of the virus on communities of color.”
- Hammil did Tweeted On Thursday, Mnuchin agreed to accept the Democrat language on a national test plan with “minor” edits after an hour of discussion.
- President Trump has been eager for pre-election stimulus for the economy and encouraged Mnuchin to go beyond his current $ 1.8 trillion proposal – even though it has no chance of passing the Senate.
Yes but: The Speaker of the House did not say what would happen if the parties did not meet that deadline.
What they are saying “Chairman and Secretary Mnuchin spoke on the phone tonight at 7:40 pm for just over an hour. While there was some encouraging news on the test, work remains to be done to ensure there is a comprehensive testing plan that includes contact tracing. And additional measures are included. Hammil wrote in connection with the tweet, “to address adverse effects on communities of color.”
- “There remains an array of additional differences as we make provision by provision that should be addressed in a comprehensive manner within 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.”
On the other hand: Senate Leader Mitch McConnell has said he would not make a possible $ 1.8 trillion + deal on the Senate floor by Democrats and the Trump administration. Instead, the Senate will vote next week on a paycheck protection program extension and a targeted $ 500 billion relief package.
What to see: According to the Wall Street Journal, Pelosi and Menuchin are set to continue talks on Monday.