Second stimulus check: Could a deal be coming this week?

Second stimulus check: Could a deal be coming this week?

This all comes after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi rejected other offers and requests from her members for narrow votes for enhanced unemployment benefits and a more comprehensive bipartisan proposal that would have cost approximately $2 trillion. She goes on to say if this happens, the new Congress would be required by the Constitution to decide the victor of the presidency in January. "I can't get ahead of that curve, it's not happening".

The House has not determined the outcome of a presidential election since 1876. Pelosi said in the current Congress, the GOP controls a "razor-thin majority" of delegates. Each state has one vote; whichever party has more members in its House delegation will be decide the state's vote.

The new measure would suspend the statute of limitations for federal crimes committed by a sitting president or vice president, codify the US Constitution's emoluments clause, tighten oversight of pardons, strengthen congressional subpoena powers and enhance protections for whistleblowers and inspectors general.

Pelosi on Sunday told CNN that it was "definitely a possibility" that she would offer a bill if the impasse continued, although she said she would rather have a deal with the White House.

In conclusion, Democrats must either achieve the majority of delegations or at least prevent Republicans from obtaining it if they are to exercise their raw power to push Joe Biden into the presidency.

In her announcement to the Democrats, she made it clear that all hands need to be on deck to ensure a win in the November 3 election or beyond.

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif. speaks during a news conference Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020 on Capitol Hill in Washington.

"That is why it's important that we support House Majority PAC right now".

"I've been working on this for a while, I've been working on nearly every scheme he might have to steal the election", Pelosi said Monday on MSNBC.

"When you are talking about $2.2 trillion and $1.5 trillion you are in deal-making territory", Democratic representative Dan Kildee said. A tie in the electoral college is the result of a number of scenarios such as neither candidate reaching 270 electoral votes or what's called a "faithless elector" who goes against their state's candidate.

Connecticut Congressman Jim Himes says Senate Republicans are too focused on the upcoming presidential election - and filling an open U.S. Supreme Court seat - to work on federal pandemic aid. "So, we actually have an advantage".

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