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Pelosi and McConnell in Promising Talks Regarding Possibility of COVID-19 Stimulus Deal by Next Week

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi spoke to reporters on Friday, offering a glimmer of hope that a new COVID-19 stimulus bill would be reached in the next week. As lawmakers wrangle over the details of the package, the predictions of a bleak winter due to the pandemic are coming to fruition.

Pelosi and McConnell Confirm They Are in Negotiations: During her weekly press conference, Pelosi confirmed that she was in discussion with Majority Leader Mitch McConnell about a COVID-19 relief package. Pelosi said that she and McConnell are in agreement that the bill should be bundled with the government funding bill that is set to be voted on next week. This funding bill has a deadline of December 11 in order to prevent a government shutdown. By tying the COVID-19 stimulus to the government funding package, lawmakers are hopeful that both pieces of legislation can be pushed through prior to when Congress breaks for the holiday.

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