House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. | Caroline Brehman/CQ-Roll Call, Inc/Getty Images
Pelosi is still negotiating with the White House while Senate Republicans push their own stimulus bill.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has set a tight timeline for getting a new stimulus deal done before the election: just 48 hours.
During an appearance on ABC’s This Week on Sunday, Pelosi suggested there likely won’t be time to pass a new package prior to November 3 if lawmakers don’t reach an agreement within the next 48 hours. “The 48 [hours] only relates to if we want to get it done before the election, which we do,” she said.
Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin have been negotiating over a new stimulus package since the summer, but the effort has been stymied by disagreements over provisions on state and local funding, as well as Republican pushback over the scope of spending. Their talks were also briefly derailed by President Donald Trump, who in early October announced the White House would be ending negotiations, before changing course and demanding they proceed quickly.
Drew Hammill, Pelosi’s deputy chief of staff, tweeted Saturday that there are “an array of…