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Pelosi, Trump trade blame on COVID-19 stimulus talks; Senate Republicans on sidelines

Oct 23 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said on Friday it still was possible to get another round of COVID-19 aid before the Nov. 3 general election, but that it was up to President Donald Trump to act, including bringing along reluctant Senate Republicans.

Pelosi, White House see progress on COVID-19 aid talks; Senate Republicans wary

Oct 22 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday said negotiators were making progress in talks with the White House for another round of COVID-19 stimulus, but Senate Republicans remained skeptical of a possible deal costing trillions of dollars. | Video

U.S. coronavirus aid prospects uncertain after Trump blasts Democrats

Oct 21 2020

WASHINGTON High-level negotiations on a new coronavirus aid bill faced a setback on Wednesday when President Donald Trump accused Democrats of being unwilling to craft an acceptable compromise, despite reports of some progress earlier in the day.

U.S. coronavirus aid talks imperiled amid Republican opposition

Oct 20 2020

WASHINGTON The White House and Democrats in the U.S. Congress moved closer to agreement on a new coronavirus relief package on Tuesday as President Donald Trump said he was willing to accept a large aid bill despite opposition from his own Republican Party.

Pelosi, Mnuchin push coronavirus relief talks as U.S. Senate votes on limited bill

Oct 20 2020

WASHINGTON, Oct 20 U.S. Senate Republicans are preparing to bring up legislation on Tuesday to replenish a program that helps small businesses slammed by the coronavirus, as House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin discuss a larger stimulus package.

U.S. House Speaker Pelosi, Mnuchin narrow differences on aid bill, Pelosi spokesman says

Oct 19 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin "continued to narrow their differences" in a 53-minute telephone conversation on Monday about a fresh coronavirus aid package, Pelosi's spokesman, Drew Hammill, wrote on Twitter.

Mnuchin says coronavirus aid deal unlikely before U.S. election, will keep trying

Oct 14 2020

WASHINGTON U.S. Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin said he and House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi were "far apart" on another coronavirus economic relief package, and that a deal would be hard to reach before the Nov. 3 elections, but he would keep trying.

McConnell sets Senate vote on coronavirus aid, Pelosi spurns White House bid

Oct 14 2020

WASHINGTON Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said on Tuesday the Republican-led U.S. Senate would vote next week on a targeted, $500 billion coronavirus economic aid bill of the type Democrats already have rejected as they hold out for trillions in relief.

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