More Coronavirus Stimulus Likely on Hold Until After Election

Headline Roundup October 27th, 2020

President Donald Trump told reporters Tuesday that more COVID-19 coronavirus relief would happen after the presidential election. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) reportedly discussed new legislation for close to an hour Monday, capping weeks of fruitless negotiations over the bill as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) motioned for the Senate to adjourn until Nov. 9th.

Coverage on all sides focused on the president's comments, the talks between Pelosi and Mnuchin, and details about more direct stimulus relief payments. Some coverage from left-rated sources framed Trump and Republicans as being to blame for the lack of more relief; some coverage from right-rated outlets painted Pelosi and Democrats in a similarly negative light.

More Coronavirus Stimulus Likely on Hold Until After Election

From the Right
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The odds of Congress striking a coronavirus relief deal before the November election dimmed considerably this week after the Senate left Washington for their October recess with no agreement in place.

"After the election, we'll get the best stimulus package," President Trump told reporters Tuesday before boarding Air Force One.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin spoke by phone for 52 minutes on Monday afternoon, the latest in a near-daily effort between the two negotiators to winnow the differences on a stimulus package between the Trump administration...

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From the Left
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Hopes that lawmakers in Washington could reach agreement on a fresh round of COVID-19 relief before the presidential election are all but extinguished. Senators adjourned on Monday and are not scheduled to return until November 9, impeding progress on a new stimulus bill.

Shares fell Monday as Congress failed to find a breakthrough and as investors fretted over an ongoing surge in coronaavirus cases around the United States. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi last week had offered a more positive outlook, saying she and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin were "just...

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From the Center
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President Trump acknowledged Tuesday that an agreement on a coronavirus relief stimulus package would not materialize until after Election Day, but predicted that a deal would be reached.

Speaking to reporters at the White House, Trump insisted his administration would still be willing to negotiate with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) following the election on Nov. 3.

At the same time, Trump targeted Pelosi, claiming the top Democrat was seeking “bailouts” for states and cities run by Democrats and predicting boldly that the failed negotiations would cost Democrats the House...

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