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Mnuchin Pelosi Agreement

lundi, septembre 27, 2021

Optimism about a possible deal has lifted U.S. stock prices and set the stage for wall street`s second straight weekly gain. « Their responses are crucial to the continuation of our negotiations, » Pelosi wrote in her letter. « The president`s words that, after the election, we will get the best stimulus package you`ve ever seen have meaning only if he can get Mitch McConnell to take his hand out of the pause key and get the Republican presidents of the Senate to agree with their colleagues in the House of Representatives. » WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday they would support the right deal for more aid to COVID-19, but that House spokeswoman Nancy Pelosi had to compromise to reach a final deal. « In the face of these challenges, I respectfully await your attention to these urgent issues. » While both sides said they were still working to strike a deal Monday night, Pelosi and White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows have sometimes spoken coldly about the other party`s priorities, a sign that the signal of a no-deal could begin quickly if the deadline is missed on Tuesday. Pelosi: `We`ve confessed` to stimulus controls, health spending — but differences remain when it comes to state and local aid, protection of accountability (Forbes) Instead of the president`s big new spending law, McConnell tried to advance a much smaller law, about $500 billion, in the Senate, but the Democrats blocked it. The McConnell bill contained money for schools, health care systems, the unemployed and more, but it ousted a new round of $1,200 checks for individuals — a priority for Trump. Senate Republicans have shown little interest in approving a major new deal, and McConnell has advised the White House not to do so before the election. . . .

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