Pelosi and McConnell resume talks as Congress rushes to strike a Covid stimulus deal
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke Thursday for the first time since at least the 2020 election as Congress scrambles to strike a coronavirus stimulus deal and prevent a government shutdown.
The phone call comes amid the strongest push in months to break a logjam over how to boost an economy and health-care system weighed down by the pandemic. Earlier Thursday, McConnell said he has seen “hopeful signs” for striking a coronavirus stimulus deal before the end of the year.
“Compromise is within reach. We know where we agree. We can do this,” the Kentucky Republican said on the Senate floor.
Whether Democrats, who lead the House and can hold up any bill in the Senate, will accept McConnell’s vision of compromise remains to be seen. Pelosi and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., cut their aid demands Wednesday when …continued .
[Source: CNBC News]