- House Speaker Nancy Pelosi got into a heated argument with CNN’s Wolf Blitzer Tuesday as the host grilled her on the ongoing negotiations on a second COVID-19 relief package.
- A second coronavirus relief bill has been stalled in Congress as the Senate and House failed to come to a consensus on the details of the proposal.
- “Madame Speaker, I’m asking you this because so many people are in desperate need right now,” Blitzer said and asked why Pelosi had not yet reached out to President Donald Trump personally to negotiate.
- “What makes me amused, if it weren’t so sad, is how you all think that
- Speaker Nancy Pelosi ripped into the Trump administration’s virus relief proposal on Tuesday.
- “A fly on the wall or wherever else it might land in the Oval Office tells me that the President only wants his name on a check to go out before Election Day and for the market to go up,” Pelosi said in a letter to House Democrats.
- She listed eight areas where Democrats said it had “deficiencies,” among them state and local aid, virus testing, and tax credits for low-income individuals.
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Speaker Nancy Pelosi fiercely criticized the Trump administration’s $1.8 stimulus offer for the third time on Tuesday, and outlined eight areas where Democrats say the plan falls woefully short.
Senate Republicans revolted over the contours of a $1.8 trillion relief proposal that is the Trump administration’s latest and largest offer to House Democrats, further jeopardizing already dim prospects for an agreement on a broad stimulus bill before Election Day.
Even as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi insisted that the offer remained inadequate, many Republican senators lashed into the administration’s approach to the revived negotiations during a conference call on Saturday morning between close to half of the chamber’s Republicans and top administration officials.
The $1.8 trillion proposal that Steven Mnuchin, the Treasury secretary, put forward on Friday was the administration’s biggest offer since bipartisan negotiations began in late summer. The proposal came just days after President Trump abruptly ended negotiations and then, facing a backlash, reversed course and began urgently seeking to secure Democratic support for a deal.
The stark divisions between most Senate Republicans and the White House undercut
WASHINGTON — The White House moved aggressively on Friday to revive stimulus talks that President Trump had called off just days earlier, putting forward its largest offer for economic relief yet as administration officials and embattled Republican lawmakers scrambled to avoid being blamed by voters for failing to deliver needed aid ahead of the election.
The new proposal’s price tag of $1.8 trillion, which Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin presented to Speaker Nancy Pelosi in a roughly 30-minute phone call, was nearly double the original offer the administration put forward when talks began in late summer.
It was the latest indication that the White House was eager to backtrack from Mr. Trump’s decision on Tuesday to abruptly halt negotiations, and it reflected a growing sense of dread both at the White House and among vulnerable Senate Republicans facing re-election about the political consequences of his actions. The offer also highlighted the
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Thursday he hasn’t been to the White House since August 6.
WASHINGTON – The White House is set to offer Democrats a $1.8 trillion COVID-19 stimulus package as President Donald Trump reverses course on stimulus negotiations, saying he wants to “Go Big.”
The proposal is a $1.8 trillion offer, according to an administration official speaking on the condition of anonymity to discuss details of a negotiation still underway. It is about $200 billion more than the White House’s $1.6 trillion proposal last week.
It is still smaller than the $2.2 trillion Democrats most recently offered and which Trump rejected on Tuesday, but Trump seemed to undercut his administration’s negotiation, telling Rush Limbaugh in an interview Friday afternoon, “I would like to see a bigger stimulus package frankly than either the Democrats or the Republicans are offering.”
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi talked
The White House is preparing a $1.8 trillion coronavirus relief offer, according to people familiar with the discussions, partly closing the gap in negotiations with congressional Democrats as time runs short to pass any package before the election.
The White House proposal increases its previous offer by about $200 billion, but a significant distance remains between the administration and Democratic leaders on the bill’s overall price tag.
Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin brought an offer that “attempted to address” some of Democrats’ concerns, as negotiations with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D., Calif.) continued on the overall cost of a coronavirus relief package, her spokesman said on Twitter Friday. The pair spoke via phone, the spokesman added, in the latest in a series of start-and-stop negotiations.
Democrats last week passed a $2.2 trillion aid package, a scaled-back version of their earlier $3.5 trillion legislation. Mr. Mnuchin had previously proposed a $1.6 trillion
With the presidential election fast approaching, the White House is preparing a $1.8 trillion economic rescue plan to try to coax congressional Democrats into an agreement, according to media reports Friday.
President Donald Trump this week has veered wildly in his position on stimulus to help the economy recover from the damage done by the Covid-19 pandemic, but now seems to be making a major push to roll out funding before his November 3 bid for re-election.
The new proposal, an improvement over the administration’s previous $1.6 billion offer, brings them closer to the Democrats’ latest package costing $2.2 trillion.
“The president has approved a revised package,” White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow said. “I think we are moving in the right direction. The gap is narrowing.”
Kudlow did not provide details, but media reports quoted sources as saying the offer was increased by $200 billion.
But even as Trump
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President Trump made the stunning announcement that he and First Lady Melania Trump had tested positive for COVID-19 early Friday, Oct. 2. Since that time, several others in Trump’s circle have tested positive for the virus. Here’s the latest about what we know:
Trump prepares roughly $1.8 trillion economic relief offer to Pelosi, administration officials say
By The Washington Post
The Trump administration is prepared to make a roughly $1.8 trillion offer to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., as it has begun to urgently seek a new economic relief package just three days after he declared negotiations over.
“COVID Relief Negotiations are moving along. Go Big!” President Trump wrote on Twitter.