Despite the efforts done in recent weeks, the Trump administration and House Democrats failed to reach an agreement on a new stimulus package before the elections. When have Democrats, Republicans and the White House said that the help that millions of Americans are waiting for could finally arrive?
According to CNBC, Pelosi, McConnell, and Mnuchin sent mixed signals on Friday about how soon Congress could pass a new coronavirus stimulus package after the 2020 election.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell and House Speaker Nancy Pelosi disagreed again when they were asked on Friday when stimulus could pass.
The Republican said that he expects to handle relief “right at the beginning of the year,” with aid “targeted particularly at small businesses that are struggling and hospitals that are now dealing with a second wave of the coronavirus.”
Pelosi, on the other hand, said she expects Congress “certainly will have something at the start of the new presidency,” but that “we don’t want to have to wait that long, because people have needs.”
To make matters even more confusing, President Donald Trump urged for an even more rapid passage of stimulus on Friday and said: “we will have a tremendous stimulus package immediately after the election.”
While, after Tuesday, Pelosi is expected to lead a Democratic-majority in the House next year, the Senate and White House both could change hands, so it remains to be seen how the results of the elections modify (or not) the future negotiations.