Speaker Pelosi Sets 48 Hour Deadline for Coronavirus Stimulus Deal to be Passed By Election Day
Lawmakers in Washington, D.C. are still working towards a deal for another coronavirus stimulus package.
The Democratic House Speaker said a deal must be reached within 48 hours if they want to pass a bill before Election Day.
She said negotiations with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin would still continue after Tuesday if a deal isn’t reached, but it wouldn’t get done in time before Election Day.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell announced there would be two votes this week. That includes a Tuesday vote on a stand-alone Paycheck Protection Program bill to help small businesses.
Democrats have been pushing for a larger deal, more than $2 trillion, and are expected to block McConnell’s effort.