Skip to comments.Pelosi signals Covid deal possible before January
Posted on 10/30/2020 6:09:19 AM PDT by Libloather
Speaker Nancy Pelosi said Thursday shes still hoping to clinch a massive coronavirus relief deal with the White House before the end of the year, despite predicting a sweeping Joe Biden victory next week that could deliver Democrats control of Washington in January.
I feel very confident that Joe Biden will be elected president on Tuesday, Pelosi told reporters at her last weekly press conference before the Nov. 3 election. We want to have as clean a slate as possible going into January.
Democrats have been unsuccessfully pushing a trillion-dollar-plus stimulus package for months. And while Pelosi has insisted she is getting closer to a deal with Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, some of her own lawmakers are skeptical that President Donald Trump or the current GOP-controlled Senate would agree to a giant stimulus package in the wake of potentially big Election Day losses.
But others have argued that Republicans might be more eager for a deal in the lame duck session if theyre losing the White House and possibly their Senate majority come January. Some Democrats have privately said in that case it would make more sense to wait until the new year, when Republicans have less negotiating power.
Trump signaled his desire to sign a stimulus deal in the lame duck during a podcast interview that aired Thursday. But the president also predicted Republicans would win the House, making the path to a deal easier for him - something election forecasters and most in Washington dont think is remotely likely.
Were going to do a very big package as soon as the election is over, Trump told podcast host Jon Taffer. Right after the election were going to get it one way or the other, it will happen.
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“”” shes still hoping to clinch a massive coronavirus relief deal””””””
The deal is dead, Jim. The election infection will end next Tuesday and states will open up and people will go back to work.
Right now the states are shut down to hurt President Trump. They need the tax revenue so they will open up next Wednesday.
She isn’t concerned with the poor suffering Americans. She is concerned about her pork in the bill
No deal before the election because it would help Trump.
BUT - a deal before January, because that’s the only shot she has of getting things into the deal that SHE wants. If she really things Biden is going to win, then she’d wait until after the inauguration, as she’d be able to get even more.
I think this really her tacit admission that Trump is going to win, and that Democrat control of the house, and her own leadership position, are in jeopardy.
If Trump loses I doubt he gives them anything they want in remaining months he is President.
Thats right. She doesnt want any checks with trumps name on any relief checks.
Dumb article—false assumptions lead to false conclusions...
Up yours Piglousy.... you’ve had weeks to get this right yet once again show US all your EPIC FAIL.
January?......what year...nans days are numbered and rapidly dwindling....good bye nancy.....
No more spending. Hoping Nancy fills it with enough poison to make it dead.
Is there any grpinds for Trump to go over Congress on this?
BLAH BLAH BLAH. TIMES UP BIATCH.
Mitch says no.
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