Kudlow says unclear if COVID-19 aid would be part of government funding bill

FILE PHOTO: White House chief economic adviser Larry Kudlow speaks to reporters following a television interview, outside the White House in Washington, U.S. October 21, 2020. REUTERS/Al Drago

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow on Wednesday said the Trump administration planned to push ahead with its agenda this year even as the election results remained unknown, including a continuing resolution to fund the government and a possible COVID-19 stimulus bill.

Kudlow, in an interview on CNBC, said he would “be meeting with the president regarding an agenda. We have a lame-duck Congress, but we have a lot of work to do.” He added that he would also meet with U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin later on Wednesday, adding that it was unclear if the coronavirus relief would be tied to the funding measure.

Reporting by Susan Heavey