McConnell Urges Against Large Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress

Headline Roundup October 21st, 2020

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell is warning Republican Senators against making a deal on a coronavirus relief bill before the November election, knowing that the Senate Republicans are divided on the $1 trillion price tag of Nancy Pelosi's proposal.

Meanwhile, President Trump is asking Republican lawmakers to agree to the price tag, and Nancy Pelosi says she is pleased with the direction of the talks.

McConnell Urges Against Large Stimulus Deal as Pelosi Reports Progress

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economic policy, economy and jobs, coronavirus, coronavirus stimulus, coronavirus relief bill, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi

Senator Mitch McConnell, the majority leader, privately told Republican senators on Tuesday that he had warned the White House not to strike a pre-election deal with Speaker Nancy Pelosi on a new round of stimulus, moving to head off an agreement that President Trump has demanded but most in his party oppose.

Mr. McConnell’s remarks, confirmed by four Republicans familiar with them, threw cold water on Mr. Trump’s increasingly urgent push to enact a new round of pandemic aid before Election Day. They came just as Ms. Pelosi offered an...

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, in a closed-door lunch Tuesday, told fellow Republicans he urged the White House not to strike a deal with Democrats on a COVID-19 relief package, according to a Senate source who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss closed-door discussions.

The Kentucky Republican, who has blasted Democrats in negotiations, voiced concerns there would not be enough GOP votes to back a package and worries that voting on such legislation could negatively affect the timing on Judge Amy Coney Barrett's confirmation vote to the...

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From the Right
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economic policy, economy and jobs, coronavirus, coronavirus stimulus, coronavirus relief bill, Mitch McConnell, Nancy Pelosi

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R., Ky.) warned the Trump administration on Tuesday against making a deal on a coronavirus relief bill with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) before the November elections.

Speaking to Senate Republicans at a GOP lunch, McConnell told colleagues that he believes Pelosi is not negotiating a deal in good faith, the Washington Post reported. While Pelosi has pushed for a relief bill worth roughly $2 trillion, Senate Republicans are divided on the price tag of proposed legislation, with many aiming to keep the bill...

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