McConnell Says Any Deal on Stimulus Unlikely Before Election

McConnell Says Any Deal on Stimulus Unlikely Before Election

The Democrats-controlled House last week passed a 2.2-trillion-dollar relief bill, but it's unlikely to win support from Senate Republicans.

"I'm telling you something I don't tell anybody else because maybe it helps or maybe it hurts negotiations", Mr Trump told Mr Limbaugh.

"Immediately after I win, we will pass a major Stimulus Bill that focuses on hardworking Americans", he tweeted. "He's rebounding from a awful mistake he made yesterday and the Republicans in Congress are going down the drain with him on that", Pelosi said on ABC's "The View".

Trump was admitted to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center last Friday, began a course of treatment, and returned to the White House Monday - before returning to the Oval Office on Wednesday. The S&P 500 Index was up 0.8 per cent as of 2.11pm. His decision earlier this week sent the jittery economy reeling and left his GOP allies scrambling as millions of Americans go without jobless assistance, hoped-for business support or expanded testing protocols weeks before Election Day.

But GOP Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told an audience in Kentucky that he doesn't see a deal coming together soon out of a "murky" situation in which the participants in the negotiations are elbowing for political advantage.

"Despite these unaddressed concerns, I remain hopeful that yesterday's developments will move us closer to an agreement on a relief package that addresses the health and economic crisis facing America's families".

Mnuchin told Pelosi in a 40-minute call Thursday that Trump wants agreement on a comprehensive stimulus package, according to Drew Hammill, a Pelosi spokesman. Hearings for Amy Coney Barrett are scheduled to begin Monday with a final Senate vote as soon as the week of October 26.

He said that there are still too many differences and that there is not enough time to get a deal through Congress before the election.

For Congress to invoke the 25th Amendment, the Speaker of the House and the President pro tempore of the Senate must provide "written declaration" that the President is "unable to discharge powers and duties of his office." Sen.

If it came to a vote, Republican lawmakers may be the key obstacle.

Pelosi acknowledged the two parties had found areas of agreement, but said Republicans "have walked away from the full package". I am ready to sign right now.

Pelosi teased the plan at a news conference Thursday, saying she would speak about the 25h Amendment issue on Friday. "We'll see what they have to offer today".

After announcing Tuesday he was ending negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, Trump shifted direction on Thursday and signaled that the administration is again leaning toward a large-scale stimulus bill.

"The Administration does not share this priority of crushing the virus".

In response to this transparent maneuver, Trump quipped in a tweet today that Pelosi was really creating a mechanism to replace Joe Biden with Kamala Harris, because "Joe's out of it!"

Despite the conspicuous timing of the unveiling, Pelosi insisted that "this is not about President Trump", who has been treated for Covid-19 for the past week and is desperate to return to campaigning.

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