Stimulus Talks Gain Momentum After President’s Coronavirus Diagnosis

Democrats and Republicans urgently attempt to find common ground in new stimulus package talks

On Friday, October 2, 2020, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi announced that she believed that a stimulus package deal could happen soon. Speaker Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin agreed to continue their talks through the weekend. The hope is that a breakthrough with the talks might occur some time by the middle of the upcoming week.

Speaker Pelosi stated in a letter to Democrats that they’re “working quickly to facilitate an agreement.” Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell also seemed hesitantly optimistic by mentioning at an event that he had seen the talks speed up and believed that they were closer to an “outcome.” House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer told lawmakers that they should be ready to return to Washington, D.C. with less than a day’s notice for a new stimulus package vote.

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