Congressional leaders to meet on Covid relief and government funding as deadlines loom
The top four congressional leaders will meet Tuesday to try to strike deals to fund the government and send another round of coronavirus relief as millions of Americans await help.
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., set up the meeting with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., and House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., as Congress runs out of time to address both issues. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, who spoke to Pelosi on the phone for more than an hour Tuesday, will call into the 4 p.m. huddle among the congressional leaders.
The meeting marks the most significant effort yet for the four leaders to come to a bipartisan agreement on a package that could get through a divided Congress. Absent congressional action, government funding will lapse Saturday and 12 million people will lose unemployment benefits the …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]