Pelosi’s talks have been dragging on for months without any results
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has given the White House a 48-hour deadline to reach an agreement on passing a coronavirus stimulus relief bill before the Nov. 3 election.
Speaker of the House Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) during the Weekly News Conference on Capitol Hill on October 08, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis/Getty Images)
“The 48 only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do,” Pelosi said in an interview on ABC’s This Week. “But we’re saying to them we have to freeze the design on some of these things. Are we going with it or not? And what is the language?”
Pelosi’s talks with U.S. Secretary of the Treasury Steven Mnuchin over a deal costing between $1.8 trillion and $2.2 trillion have been dragging on for months without any results. With the window for action quickly narrowing, Pelosi gave the White House a deadline that indicated if no agreement could be reached by Tuesday, it would not be possible to reach a new relief bill by the election.