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Fri Oct 23, 2020, 05:47 PM

Mnuchin downbeat on economic relief talks with Pelosi as clock runs out ahead of election

Source: Washington Post

Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin delivered a downbeat assessment Friday about his economic stimulus talks with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), saying the speaker had “dug in” and “significant differences” remain.

Mnuchin’s comments came at the end of a week Pelosi had established as an informal deadline for getting agreement on an approximately $2 trillion spending bill in order for legislation to pass before the election. There was no agreement in sight, although Pelosi insisted that she remained optimistic.

“You have to be optimistic in a negotiation,” the speaker said on MSNBC.

Later in the day, Pelosi spokesman Drew Hammill wrote on Twitter that the Democratic leader and the Treasury secretary would “speak again once additional progress is made.” He said staff-level work would continue through the weekend.


Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/us-policy/2020/10/23/trump-congress-coronavirus-bailout/

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Reply Mnuchin downbeat on economic relief talks with Pelosi as clock runs out ahead of election (Original post)
brooklynite Oct 23 OP
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yaesu Oct 23 #2
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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:19 PM

1. He should give here what she wants.

She is not a woman to trifle with. He will be much happier if he just gives in. LOL

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:35 PM

2. don't hold your breath, Munch was never serious about it, just fiddling while Rome burns. nt

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Response to yaesu (Reply #2)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 07:02 PM

4. Exactly

this was all show to prop up the stock market.

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Response to brooklynite (Original post)

Fri Oct 23, 2020, 06:36 PM

3. Never going to be a deal.

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